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Ravens: Ravens to cut Carr, Evans

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens plan to cut veteran cornerback Chris Carr, and have informed him of their decision.

The AFC North champions also plan to part ways with wide receiver Lee Evans and cornerback Domonique Foxworth.

It may take a few days for the Ravens to determine Foxworth's roster status because of his health.

Foxworth met with general manager Ozzie Newsome on Thursday and will take a physical on a surgically-repaired knee in a few days. A member of the NFL Players Association executive committee, Foxworth could also opt to retire and concentrate on his career in the union leadership.

Carr was due a $2.5 million base salary and carried a $3.45 million salary-cap figure for next season.

He signed a three-year, $14 million contract last year that included a $3.8 million signing bonus.

He was due base salaries of $3 million and $4 million in 2013 and 2014.

Carr spoke Thursday with Newsome and coach John Harbaugh.

"Thanks everyone, love the team and the city," Carr wrote on his Twitter account. "It's a business, I think it was the best for both parties. Talked to Ozzie and John, much respect. I will miss my teammates the most, boy we had fun!"

Carr dealt with hamstring and back injuries that limited him to nine games last season after starting every game the previous year.

His production dipped from 67 tackles, two interceptions, eight pass deflections and three forced fumbles in 2010.

Last season, he started one game and recorded 19 tackles, one sack, three pass deflections and no interceptions.

Under his $27 million contract, Foxworth is due a $5.6 million base salary and an $8.6 million salary-cap figure for next season.

His release isn't regarded as imminent, but is expected before free agency begins March 13.

Evans dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass in the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.

He's due a $3.275 million base salary and carries a $5.607 million salary-cap figure. And a $1 million roster bonus is due March 18 if he's still on the team.

He caught only four passes for 74 yards and no touchdowns during the regular season after being acquired via a trade from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

Reach staff writer Aaron Wilson at 410-857-7896 or sports@carrollcountytimes.com.

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