The Ravens released Safety Michael Huff and Defensive Tackle Marcus Spears this week, and in the process sent a subtle message to the locker room. Both were here to help fill voids but have since been replaced by rookies Matt Elam and Brandon Williams. Huff, who signed in a 6 million dollar deal with the team back in March, was benched earlier this season. With Terrance Cody coming back from a knee injury and the progress of Williams, is was certain that Spears might lose playing time, instead he lost his roster spot.
Head Coach John Harbaugh said, “We always try to have the strongest roster we possibly can to be as good a team as we possibly can be on Sunday. We feel like these moves move us in that direction. We feel like these are necessary moves that we need to make to be the best team we can be [in] all three phases. Any message beyond that is just … I think guys already understand those things.”