Ravens cutting Jeremy Maclin after one down season

  • Ravens cutting Jeremy Maclin after one down season

Ravens cutting Jeremy Maclin after one down season

For a relatively unproven wide receiver, $14.5 million guaranteed seems like quite a lot, especially for a team with as little cap space as the Baltimore Ravens.

When Maclin became a free-agent before last season, Pro Football Talk reported, "Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Eagles indeed attempted to reunite with Maclin".

Adam Schefter, NFL analyst for ESPN, reports that the Baltimore Ravens have made a decision to release Maclin just one year into his contract, allowing the veteran to now try to find a third team in three seasons. However, in 2014 and 2015 Maclin - just 29 - caught 85-plus balls for over 1,000 yards.

More moves by the Ravens are expected.

Wide receivers Mike Wallace and Michael Campanaro are both pending free agents, and Jeremy Maclin is considered a potential salary cap casualty after a disappointing season, though he was not among three players released earlier this week. He posted career lows in receptions (40), receiving yards (440) and yards per catch (11.0), and scored three touchdowns.

This time a year ago, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was comfortably sitting atop the depth chart for the Kansas City Chiefs, a clear team leader and performer who was a voice of leadership in the locker room and on the field.