He also reports the Ravens have released running back Danny Woodhead for cap reasons. Woodhead missed half the season with a hamstring injury and accounted for 256 yards of offense with no touchdowns.
The move, announced Tuesday, freed up salary cap room for Baltimore before the start of free agency on Wednesday. Known primarily for his work out of the backfield as a receiver, Woodhead caught 33 passes for 200 yards last season. He returned to practice two months later and returned to game action on November 19 against the Green Bay Packers.
The nine-year National Football League veteran from North Platte, Nebraska, signed a three-year deal with the Ravens last offseason worth $8.8 million, but injuries hampered his one season in Baltimore.
The nine-year National Football League veteran joined the New York Jets in 2009 as an undrafted rookie free agent. But he would be released in early September 2010, leading to him signing with the rival New England Patriots.
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The following year , Cousins reached the Pro Bowl after finishing with 4,917 yards , 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The importance of ball security can not be overstated after the Broncos' quarterbacks fired 22 picks last season .
Woodhead joined the San Diego Chargers in 2013, where he spent four seasons, before joining the Ravens.
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Per Spotrac, cutting him will save the Ravens $1.8 million. The running back has played in just 10 games in two seasons due to numerous injuries.