BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Baltimore Ravens have announced they have cut veteran defensive end Chris Canty.

The team reports the cut was made to free up salary cap space.

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This news follows just days after wide receiver Jacoby Jones was cut from the team.

“First thing I want to do is thank Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie and coach ‘Harbs’ for bringing me to Baltimore and allowing me to wear the purple and black,” Canty stated. “I am very proud to be a Raven. They are a great franchise, and I was privileged to be a contributor to that outstanding tradition of defense that is part of the team’s lore.

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32-year-old Canty was heading into his final year of a 3-year contract. The Ravens Administration reports that his contract reportedly carried a $3.3 million salary cap hit, and cutting him now will reportedly free up about $2.6 million going into free agency.

The defensive end spent two seasons with the Ravens, seeing action in 26 games (24 starts). The 10-year NFL veteran recorded 63 tackles (33 solo), 2.5 sacks, six passes defensed and three forced fumbles while playing in Baltimore.

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“I also want to thank Ravens fans. They embraced me immediately, and I embraced them back. They were inspirational,” Canty said.