On Friday morning the Ravens informed Lardarius Webb that he would be released.

The move will create $5.5 million in cap space and comes as no surprise after the Ravens signed Tony Jefferson yesterday.  Webb’s contract was one of the most inflated on the team but his production over the past few seasons did not justify the cap hit.

Webb transitioned to the safety position last season after playing cornerback for the first seven years of his career. Unfortunately, the transition was not as big of a success as the team would have liked. A combination of injuries and age seem to have had a big impact on Webb in recent years and now limit his production severely.

The eight-year veteran recorded 374 tackles and 13 interceptions during his time in Baltimore.  Prior to the arrival of Jimmy Smith, Webb was the Ravens number one cornerback and served as a leader in the secondary. Only four other current Ravens have been with the team longer than Webb.