We have released DB Justin Bethel from the 53-man roster and DT Jeremiah Ledbetter from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/7lv0j5RUTW
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 21, 2019
This move ensures that the Ravens will still receive a projected fourth-round compensatory pick they could have lost after the Titans cut Brent Urban loose last week.
Bethel, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $15.66 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed with Arizona back in 2015.
Bethel was set to make base salaries of $4.5 million and $5 million over the final two years of the agreement when he agreed to a restructured contract that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent last year.
The Falcons signed Bethel to a contract for the 2018 season before he joined the Ravens this past March.
In 2019, Bethel has appeared in seven games for the Ravens and recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery.