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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Paul Kruger( Charles LeClaire, USA Today Sports / December 29, 2013 )
Why did he leave? Linebacker Paul Kruger had nine sacks and one interception for the Ravens last season. His performance caught the eye of a few teams but he landed with the Cleveland Browns, signing a $40.5 million contract in March.
Week 17 highlights: Kruger had seven total tackles and one forced fumble in a 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns did not advance to the postseason.
Week 16 highlights: Registered four tackles in a 24-13 loss to the New York Jets.
Week 15 highlights: Kruger didn't record any tackles in the Browns' 38-31 loss to the Chicago Bears, but he did have one quarterback hit and one pass defensed.
Week 14 highlights: Kruger was active in the 27-26 last-second loss to the New England Patriots. He had two sacks for a loss of 5 yards, collected four total tackles and one forced fumble.
Week 13 highlights: Kruger had two total tackles in a 32-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Week 12 highlights: Kruger had five tackles (two solo) in the Browns' 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Week 11 highlights: Kruger had two tackles as the Browns lost to the Bengals 41-20.
Week 10 highlights: Bye
Week 9 highlights: Kruger had two tackles as the Browns beat the Ravens 24-18.
Week 8 highlights: Kruger had one sack in the Browns' 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished with two tackles in the game.
Week 7 highlights: Kruger registered half a sack against the Green Bay Packers that resulted in a 3 1/2-yard loss. He added three total tackles in the loss.
Week 6 highlights: Another quiet day for Kruger as he continues to struggle to get to the quarterback. He only had one tackle in the 31-17 loss to the Detroit Lions.
Week 5 highlights: Kruger had two total tackles in the Browns' 37-24 Thursday night win over the Buffalo Bills.
Week 4 highlights: Kruger had two total tackles in the 17-6 victory over the Bengals as part of a defense that held Cincinnati to two field goals.
Week 3 highlights: Kruger had one solo tackle and four total tackles as the Browns defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 31-27, days after trading away 2012 first-round pick running back Trent Richardson.
Week 2 highlights: Kruger returned to Baltimore for the first time since signing with the Browns but had little impact in the 14-6 loss to the Ravens. He had three total tackles.
Week 1 highlights: Kruger had four tackles (two for a loss) and one of the Browns' four sacks in the 23-10 loss to the Dolphins in the season opener.