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Ravens release veteran safety Lardarius Webb

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The Ravens got younger at safety with the addition of Tony Jefferson, so they got rid of the old guy.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens have released veteran defensive back Lardarius Webb.

Webb played well enough after converting from cornerback to safety, but the combination of being 31 years old and their ability to save $5.5 million in cap space made it kind of inevitable.

He’s played all eight of his NFL seasons with the Ravens.

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23 Responses to “Ravens release veteran safety Lardarius Webb”
  1. jamaltimore says: Mar 10, 2017 10:59 AM

    Gonna Miss You Webbie. Thought you had a comeback year last year but everyone loses to father time and big cap hits.

    Could see him coming back at reduced amount.

  2. winningisabrees says: Mar 10, 2017 11:03 AM

    He’ coming to the Saints for depth, he went to school 45 mins from New Orleans. Southern boys always come home.

  3. kuechlyisabeast says: Mar 10, 2017 11:04 AM

    Panthers should take a look at him, unless they think Adams will fall to 8 in the draft.

  4. zibet says: Mar 10, 2017 11:07 AM

    Feel a little bad for Webbie, he was best Raven defender in the season ending loss to Pittsburgh, and Brady stayed away from him and went after Weddle at NE. Had alot of up and downs but always played with heart! real Raven

  5. clashpoint says: Mar 10, 2017 11:08 AM

    I like his versatility, he’s not afraid to tackle either although that’s usually how he’s gotten hurt in the past. I wonder if he’d be willing to stick it to the Ravens by signing with my Steelers? 🙂

  6. ravensbob says: Mar 10, 2017 11:08 AM

    Hopefully made some money. Probably time to walk away

  7. wmnf says: Mar 10, 2017 11:08 AM

    Webbie? LOL.

  8. artliedtocleveland says: Mar 10, 2017 11:12 AM

    Lol I can’t believe this bum hung around for so long

  9. footballboozer says: Mar 10, 2017 11:14 AM

    No loyalty from this pathetic organization!

  10. ericchasesucksattheinternet says: Mar 10, 2017 11:24 AM

    He was a good DB, but he was too expensive. He will probably sign quickly on another team.

  11. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:26 AM

    Had pretty decent stats last year. Maybe not worth quite a 5.5 million cap hit but a good, tough defender who should still have a couple good seasons left in his tank.

  12. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 10, 2017 11:32 AM

    Buffalo still needs to fill out there secondary, seems like he can be had for a reasonable salary.

  13. geobh says: Mar 10, 2017 11:33 AM

    go to cincy and they can dump pacman.

  14. bassplucker says: Mar 10, 2017 11:35 AM

    The Bears are bargain shopping for DBs, maybe he’ll get a call from them.

  15. natijim235 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:39 AM

    this is the bengal token model player for their big free agent splurge every year , on downside and comes cheap – watch and see

  16. getyourownname says: Mar 10, 2017 11:57 AM

    A good guy.

    He’ll have plenty of opportunities to keep playing, including Baltimore, although whether he’s willing to accept the true market offered price for his skill set will be another question.

  17. 52crabcakes says: Mar 10, 2017 11:58 AM

    footballboozer says:
    Mar 10, 2017 11:14 AM
    No loyalty from this pathetic organization!

    There is NO LOYALTY anywhere anymore!

    Good Luck Webb. Always appreciated you and the childrens!!

  18. bazookajoeflacco says: Mar 10, 2017 12:00 PM

    He was a premier corner for a few seasons before father time and back injuries. The move to safety had some growing pains as he could not run with the speed receivers. Love to have him back for depth at a reduced rate.

  19. nhpats says: Mar 10, 2017 12:03 PM

    Welcome to NE. What is your ring size?

  20. Moudabo says: Mar 10, 2017 12:29 PM

    How can a starting veteran DB who played well enough, not be worth
    a 5.5 million cap hit ?
    Especially given today’s increased salary cap numbers.

    The lies fans will tell themselves.

  21. annapterp says: Mar 10, 2017 1:12 PM

    Reading comprehension people…they SAVE 5.5 mil in cap space by unloading him. I believe his cap hit was somewhere around 7.5 mil.

  22. concretejimmy52 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:17 PM

    Ravens signed Jefferson for $9 mil. and heard he took a discount. No way they were paying Webb what he was making. I’ve been wanting the Ravens to address the Safety position ever since Reed and Pollard were gone after 2013. Now drafting a Safety isn’t priority #1 even though this DB class is off the charts and still would like to draft at least two. So glad they moved on quickly from Elam the Bust. I wish they did it quicker. I wanted to draft Landon Collins. I knew he was a steal late in the 1st round.

  23. concretejimmy52 says: Mar 10, 2017 1:19 PM

    The defensive talent in the first two rounds of this draft is crazy good.

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