The Ravens signed former Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick Michael Huff to a three-year, $6 million contract to replace Reed. They plan to give veteran James Ihedigbo the opportunity to replace Pollard, but he's likely to face competition for the job potentially from a rookie draft pick.
I couldn't help but notice a couple of trends with the Ravens' four offseason additions. First, the Ravens signed four players who were cut by other teams this past offseason. Second, these players seemed to have picked the Ravens for a reason: They want to win a Lombardi Trophy. Sound familiar? That's how the New England Patriots have operated this past decade.
You probably shouldn't judge an offseason until, well, it is over. The Baltimore Ravens reminded everyone of that on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a deal with former Denver Broncos pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.
Before his scheduled meeting with the Ravens later this week, former Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff is set to visit his hometown Dallas Cowboys today, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.
As the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens try to work out a scheduling conflict that has put in jeopardy the NFL's hopes of opening up the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 5 at M&T Bank Stadium, the relationship between the two downtown neighbors has again come under scrutiny.
If you're trying to figure out exactly what motivated all-time Ravens safety Ed Reed to jump off the Super Bowl bandwagon and sign with the Houston Texans, you should probably consider some other hobby.
It took former Ravens safety Bernard Pollard a little over a week to find a new home. Pollard has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, putting him back in the AFC South, his agent, Tory Dandy confirmed on Twitter this morning.
The following players have signed with other teams: outside linebacker Paul Kruger (Cleveland Browns, $40.5 million), inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (Miami Dolphins, $35 million) and cornerback Cary Williams ($17 million).
Every Monday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will rank the most significant athletes and events in Baltimore sports that week based on accomplishments on and off the field. Because, well, why not?
When they next take the field for the start of organized team activities, the Ravens will have a significantly different look from the group that beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, on Feb. 3 to capture the second world championship in franchise history.
Jacoby Jones is due a $3 million base salary and carries a $4.9 million salary-cap figure in the final year of his two-year, $7 million maximum value contract. That includes $500,000 escalator clause that hinges on Jones' reception totals.
The Ravens terminated Pollard's contract earlier this week, designating him as a post June 1 release when they'll realize a $2 million in savings against the salary cap. He was due a $500,000 roster bonus that wasn't paid with him being released.
Brian Billick was the head coach of the Ravens the last time the team had a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions so we were interested to hear his thoughts on what the Ravens are doing the second time around.
While team officials have yet to comment on Pollard's release, it continues a trend of offseason activity that has the Ravens' roster — particularly on the defensive side — getting younger, thinner, quieter and in some cases, cheaper.
The Baltimore Ravens said a month ago they wanted to strengthen the middle of their defense after they beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. They left out the part about letting more than half of their starting defenders go to accomplish that goal.