After capping off a massive spending spree in signing and resigning multiple key free agents, the Ravens needed to free up some salary cap space. They decided the best route to free up some space was by cutting veteran and longtime Raven Lardarius Webb. Webb, who played both CB and S in during his time in Baltimore, had been an anchor for the team for years, but his play started to decline as of late. This coupled with an injury ridden past, the Ravens could not afford to keep him on the roster anymore. Releasing Webb will free up a reported $5.5 million in cap space.
Webb is one of the great Raven defenders in the history of the organization. The 5’1″ cornerback was a third round selection out of Nicholls State in 2009. He fought his way to starting for the team, and made his mark as a great pass defender. In his career with the Ravens, Webb totaled for 428 tackles, 13 interceptions, 87 pass deflections, 3 sacks, and 3 touchdowns (2 as a return man, one on a pick 6). Webb’s career in Baltimore was fantastic, and he will be remembered as a key player in the organization.