The Baltimore Ravens have released defensive end Chris Canty after two years with the team…
Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Canty has been released by the team after two seasons. He had signed a three-year, $8 million contract with the Ravens in 2013.
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Canty would have cost the Ravens $2.66 million against the salary cap, and he is now 32 years old. The veteran defensive end has spent 10 seasons in the NFL.
He began his career with the Dallas Cowboys in 2005 before signing with the New York Giants in 2009.
Canty played defensive tackle with the Giants due to being in a 4-3 defense, and he helped the Giants go on an underdog Super Bowl run in the 2011 season. After signing with the Ravens, Canty switched to defensive end since they employ a 3-4 scheme.
Wide receiver and return specialist Jacoby Jones, who played a key role in the Ravens’ 2012 Super Bowl run, was also cut by the Ravens.
They are currently working on re-signing wide receiver Torrey Smith and running back Justin Forsett, while restructuring the contract of nose tackle Haloti Ngata.
The Ravens are having to make tough decisions like these due to quarterback Joe Flacco receiving a $120 million contract after leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl win.