Signs point to Ravens cutting Jeremy Maclin, keeping Brandon Carr
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By Jamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer

The Baltimore Ravens will be making their salary-cap cuts over the next week, and some players should feel safer than others after hearing general manager Ozzie Newsome talk last week.

Newsome's comments suggest wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will soon be released and cornerback Brandon Carr is likely to be retained.

Maclin has long been considered the prime candidate to get cut by the Ravens after he produced 40 receptions for 440 yards (11-yard average), the worst numbers of his eight-year career. The Ravens can free up $5 million by parting ways with Maclin -- the largest savings on the team -- and they need to do so by March 16.

According to, Maclin is due a $1 million roster bonus if he's on the team by the third day of the league year. It's possible that Maclin can stay by taking a pay cut, but it doesn't sound like he's in Baltimore's plans.

Newsome spoke of a makeover of the wide receiver position, which many believe points to an exit for Maclin after one season in Baltimore.

"We're looking for the opportunity to change that [receiver] room in terms of personnel and the people that are in that room," Newsome...

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