Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Ravens to release Danny Woodhead

Ravens to release Danny Woodhead

Woodhead's release saves the team $1.8 million.

According to Over The Cap, Baltimore should have $8.56 million in available cap space.

NFL Network first reported the pending transaction.

The Baltimore Ravens will release veteran running back Danny Woodhead. The rest of the starting right tackle candidates on the Ravens roster, a group that includes 2017 fifth-round pick Jermaine Eluemunor and Andrew Donnal, a waiver acquisition last November, are young and unproven. Baltimore is expected to fill the right tackle spot with either Hurst, Alex Lewis or a draft pick. Among the candidates are Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey, Oklahoma's Orlando Brown Jr. and Texas' Connor Williams. Kenneth Dixon is set to return from a knee injury that cost him the entire 2017 season, as he also served a six-game suspension while on IR. Javorius "Buck" Allen (at least 45 receptions in two of the last three seasons) remains in the mix as well.

With Woodhead gone, it opens up more chances for Kenneth Dixon, who missed all of previous year with knee injury along with two suspensions.

Baltimore could also address the position in free agency, and it owns the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 National Football League draft as well as the No. 52 overall pick in the second round.

Like Woodhead, Howard is gone after one season with Baltimore. This means the Ravens will have a new starting right tackle for the third straight year.

Howard has started 88 total games for four different teams.

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