The Baltimore Ravens are next in line to get into the spirit of the 2014 NFL Free Agency season as it rapidly approaches as, according to the Baltimore Sun, the team will cut verteran fullback Vonta Leach and linebacker Jameel McClain.
The #Ravens will release fullback Vonta Leach and LB Jameel McClain, per sources. Not official but should be soon.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) February 27, 2014
After a long process last season, Leach returned to the team in 2013 and basically helped produce nothing extravagant in the rushing department for the team. Letting him head off into free agency with the cut will free up about $1.75 million for the team to use.
McClain, who started 10 games for the team last season when they were the defending Super Bowl Champions, gives the team a lot more financial room to breathe than the release of Leach does, as this move clears up about $3.2 million, and as Pro Football Talk reports, they can just plug second-year linebacker Arthur Brown out of Kansas State into that spot.
As Zrebiec of the Sun also pointed out, neither of these moves are surprising as the team was looking to get rid of disposable veterans to clear up space for the youngsters.