He started at left guard in 15 games and at left tackle on November 19 against Green Bay, subbing for the injured Ronnie Stanley. Two of those seasons were severely shortened by injury, as he started just four of the 37 games in which he appeared in with the AFC West franchise.
But a hamstring injury limited him to just eight games, with minimal production (14 carries for 56 yards, 33 receptions for 200 yards). "James is a reliable, tough and versatile player who has played a lot of football for us". But with Hurst and Alex Lewis expected to start in some configuration at left guard and right tackle, there's a need for quality depth at tackle. The Ravens thought so highly of Woodhead that they made him their first free-agent addition on offense last offseason. But Webb's role was diminished once cornerback Maurice Canady returned from injured reserve; Webb averaged seven defensive snaps throughout the final four games of the season.
Like Woodhead, Howard is gone after one season with Baltimore. Baltimore had $6.1 million in cap space before parting ways with Woodhead and Howard, according to ESPN. Howard, 30, gutted it out to start every game for the Ravens last season while battling a knee injury.More news: Putting Boeing Company (BA) Under the Microscope: Stock Ticks
Woodhead was only set to make a little over $2.5 million this year, and the Ravens will only clear $1.8 million in salary cap space by cutting him. Strong in run support throughout his career, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Webb totaled 475 tackles, 15 interceptions, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He first debuted with the team in 2009-10, appearing in 10 regular-season games as a rookie.
Free agency officially begins March 14, but as of March 12, teams could begin negotiating with pending free agents from other teams.