Shortly after NFL free agency opened on Monday, the Ravens announced they have released Calais Campbell.
The respected veteran defensive lineman, who was under contract for one more season, had a $9.4 million cap hit in 2023 and was scheduled to earn a $2 million roster bonus and $4.5 million in salary. By cutting him, the Ravens created $7 million in cap space.
Campbell, 36, spent the past three seasons with Baltimore. Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta did not rule out the 15-year NFL veteran “returning to our team in the future.”
“Calais defines what it is to be a Raven,” DeCosta said in a statement. “He personifies professionalism, and his contributions to our organization — both on and off the field — are immense.”
Campbell, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, announced last month that he was returning for a 16th NFL season. Last season, he tallied 36 tackles, 5 1/2 sacks and 14 quarterback hits in 14 games.
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Source:: The Mercury News