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Ravens release WR Jeremy Maclin, free up $5 million in cap space

Ravens release WR Jeremy Maclin, free up $5 million in cap space

Grant, who played for the Washington Redskins last season, will receive a $10 million signing bonus and $14.5 million in guaranteed money. However, in 2014 and 2015 Maclin - just 29 - caught 85-plus balls for over 1,000 yards.

The Baltimore Ravens will sign free agent wide receiver John Brown according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

More moves by the Ravens are expected.

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Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has placed a priority on improving the wide receiver position this offseason, but a tight salary cap hindered his pursuit of top-tier free agents Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins. If those three depart, the only returning receivers for the Ravens will be Breshad Perriman, Chris Moore and Quincy Adeboyejo.

This time previous year, 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. Grant, entering his age-28 year, came into 2017 with 39 career catches for 412 yards and two scores before "breaking out" for a 45-573-4 line last season. Moore finished the season with 18 catches for 248 yards, and Adeboyejo, an undrafted rookie a year ago, was on the practice squad until the final game of the season and did not have any receptions. It's considered a deep draft at wide receiver, with no elite receivers but value through the first few rounds.