Ravens Releasing WR Jeremy Maclin

Adam Schefter reports that the Ravens are releasing veteran WR Jeremy Maclin on Wednesday.

It was clear that Maclin was going to be on the chopping block this offseason after a disappointing 2017 season.

Maclin, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2009. He spent five years with the Eagles before signing a five-year, $55 million contract that included $22.5 million guaranteed with the Chiefs in 2015.

Maclin was set to make a base salary of $9.75 million for the 2017 season when the Chiefs released him last year. The Ravens eventually signed him to a two-year, $11 million contract.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Maclin will free up $5 million of available cap space while creating $2.5 million in dead money.

In 2017, Maclin appeared in 12 games for the Ravens and caught 40 passes for 440 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 receiver out of 118 qualifying players.