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Ravens will release wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, open up $5 million in salary cap space

Ravens will release wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, open up $5 million in salary cap space

The signing of Jeremy Maclin by the Ravens last June after an aggressive recruiting pitch was greeted with much fanfare. The expectation was that the former Pro Bowl receiver would develop into a reliable target for quarterback Joe Flacco and become the latest veteran pass catcher to succeed in Baltimore after another team had given up on him.

However, nine months after signing Maclin to a two-year, $11 million deal, the Ravens will release the 29-year-old after a disappointing 2017 season. Maclin caught just 40 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns, struggled to stay healthy and never appeared to be on the same page with Flacco.

The move seemed inevitable after the Ravens...

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