After restructuring his contract with the
Webb recently agreed to a contract restructure that dropped his cap number from $12 million to $9.25 million.
"My goal is to retire a Raven and, while it wasn’t an easy decision, I wanted to put the team first," Webb told The Baltimore Sun. "I wanted to prove myself this year that the Ravens sticking with me was the right decision. The Ravens reached out to my agent, Marc Lillibridge, a few weeks before the scouting combine and they were talking and working hard together to get something done. I'm glad it's done."
Webb, 29, has spent his entire six-year career with the Ravens, posting 301 total tackles, two sacks, 71 passes defensed, 11 interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Webb has started 27 games in the last two seasons. He has totaled 301 total tackles, two sacks, 71 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 11 interceptions in six years in the NFL.
Webb is scheduled to make $8 million in 2015, with a $12 million cap hit.
If Webb refuses, the Ravens are likely to cut the veteran.
"We will exhaust every avenue that we have to retain our players," Newsome said. "We like to retain our football players, and we also like to be able to create some cap room."
Cutting Webb, who totaled 46 tackles with one interception in 13 games in 2014, would only save the team $2 million in cap room and cost $10 million in dead money, according to the report.
"Is he beyond the back issues that essentially forced him to miss all of training camp and three regular-season games, or is it an issue that’s going to limit him for the rest of his career?" the paper asked.
Webb made 46 tackles and an interception in 13 games last season. Releasing him before June 1 would save the team only $2 million in cap space, the paper noted.
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