Ravens release WR Michael Floyd, OLB Shane Ray and 9 others
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Wide receiver Michael Floyd and outside linebacker Shane Ray are among 11 players released by the Baltimore Ravens.
Floyd signed with the Ravens in May after playing for four teams since being drafted in the first round by Arizona in 2012.
The 29-year-old Floyd had only 10 catches in each of the past two seasons and couldn’t break into the rotation with Baltimore.
Ray also signed as a free agent in May after playing four seasons with Denver. The Ravens hoped the former first-round pick could enhance a pass rush weakened by the loss of free agents Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith, but Ray managed only two tackles during the preseason.
The cuts were made Friday, one day before rosters must be reduced to 53 players.
Baltimore’s other cuts included fourth-string quarterback Joe Callahan, kicker Elliott Fry and rookie wide receivers Joe Horn Jr. and Jaylen Smith.