The Ravens have released Daryl Smith yesterday and they also announced that they won't be picking up Chris Canty's 2016 option, which lets both players hit the market before the start of free agency. These two moves have opened up $4 million in cap space. There are a few more disappointing players that the Ravens can choose to part with in order to clear some more cap space before the start of free agency on March 9th.
Lewis was a major disappointment for the Ravens, as he was not the playmaking safety that he was being hailed as. Parting ways with him would open up $1.866,667 in cap space.
Arrington was one of the worst corners in the NFL and he was benched by the Ravens because of his lackluster play. Parting ways with him would give the Ravens another $1.433 million to use.
The second-round pick has been a disappointment, as undrafted free agent Zach Orr is getting more on the field time than him. Cutting ties with Brown would free up a little less than $900,000 in cap space.
Elam has been a disappointment during his time here. Releasing him now would save about $1.3 million.
Forsett has been a good back for the Ravens, but they can save $2.3 million by releasing him and there's plenty of young backs on the roster and in the draft.
The Ravens have already created $10 million in cap space these past few days and with these cuts, it's possible for them to create another fair chunk for them to work with before March 9th. While it's unlikely that all of these players get cut, some of them probably will and the Ravens will gain a fair bit of cap space. To keep up with these cuts, keep following Baltimore Beatdown.