How the 2013 Ravens departures fared in Week 17
The Ravens faced many challenges when it came to roster management after winning Super Bowl XLVII. As a result, the Ravens had to let a few key players from last season go. Here is a look at how those players still in the NFL, performed in the final week of the regular season.
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Dannell Ellerbe( Brad Barr, USA Today Sports / December 29, 2013 )
Why did he leave? Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe landed with the Miami Dolphins when he couldn't come to an agreement with the Ravens. Considered one of the top free agent priorities for the Ravens after last season, Ellerbe slipped away to sign a five-year, $35-million deal in March with the Dolphins.
Week 17 highlights: Ellerbe had seven tackles and one quarterback hit in a 20-7 loss to the New York Jets, a game the Dolphins had to win to advance to the postseason.
Week 16 highlights: Ellerbe collected 10 total tackles in a 16-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Week 15 highlights: In the Dolphins' 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots, Ellerbe had two tackles.
Week 14 highlights: Ellerbe had five total tackles as the Dolphins held off the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final seconds of a 34-28 win.
Week 13 highlights: Ellerbe had an interception in the 23-3 win over the New York Jets.
Week 12 highlights: Ellerbe had six tackles (five solo) in the Dolphins' 20-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Week 11 highlights: Ellerbe had four tackles in the 20-16 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Week 10 highlights: Ellerbe made 11 solo tackles in the Monday night game against Tampa Bay and also had a sack. Week 9 highlights: Ellerbe had a busy night in a 22-20 upset over the Bengals. He had six tackles, an interception and defended four passes in the win.
Week 8 highlights: In the Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots, Ellerbe returned to the lineup and led Miami with 11 tackles (two solo).
Week 7 highlights: Ellerbe continues to be hampered by a shoulder injury. He was inactive in the Dolphins' loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Week 6 highlights: Bye
Week 5 highlights: Ellerbe was active against his former team before leaving the game with a shoulder injury late in the first quarter of the 26-23 loss to the Ravens.
Week 4 highlights: The Dolphins were handed their first loss of the season by the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, losing 38-17. Ellerbe had eight total tackles and a fumble recovery in the loss.
Week 3 highlights: Ellerbe has been battling a pectoral injury, but played in Sunday's comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He had 10 total tackles and one quarterback hit in the 27-23 win that helped the Dolphins improve to 3-0.
Week 2 highlights: Ellerbe accounted for a team-best 14 total tackles in the Dolphins' 24-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Week 1 highlights: Ellerbe was active in the season opener, tying for a team-high six tackles in the Dolphins' 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Ellerbe was part of the pressure applied to Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, at one point forcing an interception.