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Ravens Not To Pick Up Option For RT Howard, Release RB Woodhead

14 March 2018

As it stands right now, the Baltimore Ravens are toward the bottom of the National Football League in salary cap space.

Alex Collins emerged as a quality back for the Ravens last season, and with Woodhead out of the fold, Collins is now set to carry the load in 2018 with support from Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon.

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Injuries limited the veteran running back in 2017-18, allowing him to appear in only eight regular-season games and total 14 carries for 56 yards, adding 33 receptions for 200 yards.

Woodhead left the Ravens' Week 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals last season with a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve on September 14. On that possession, Woodhead had three catches for 33 yards and one carry for four yards before leaving with the injury. He returned to practice two months later and returned to game action on November 19 against the Green Bay Packers. While he appeared in just five games combined in 2014 and 2016, Woodhead was highly productive when healthy in 2013 and 2015. However, with the Ravens re-signing offensive lineman James Hurst, there was less of a need for Howard on the roster. Baltimore is expected to fill the right tackle spot with either Hurst, Alex Lewis or a draft pick.

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The Ravens will reportedly have a new starting right tackle in 2018.

The Ravens entered this week ranking among the teams with the least amount of cap room.

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The Ravens saved $1.8 million agains the salary cap by releasing Woodhead.

Ravens Not To Pick Up Option For RT Howard, Release RB Woodhead