Ravens waive Michael Huff, Marcus Spears
The Baltimore Ravens have waived safety Michael Huff and defensive end Marcus Spears.
Michael Huff was signed in March 2013 from the Oakland Raiders to help fill the void left by Ed Reed – a task which always going to be hard considering Reed’s caliber.
Huff had lost his starting job early in the season to rookie first round pick Matt Elam. He had been relegated to playing special teams. During the Ravens’ 16-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Seven, Huff had missed his assignment that allowed the Steelers to score on a kick-off return which helped set up a game winning field goal.
Huff admitted he made a mistake on the play which was later to cost him his roster spot:
“We’ve got our lanes and we should have been in our lanes,” Huff said. “I’m the safety on that side, so I should have cleaned it up.” said Huff
Huff was waived from a three-year, $6 million contract.
Marcus Spears was also brought in at the same time as Huff. Signed to a two-year, $3.75 million contract he was expected to contribute to the first team and special teams but he was losing reps to rookie Brandon Williams while being ineffective on special teams.
The Ravens promoted safeties Omar Brown and Brynden Trawick to fill the roster spots left by Spears and Huff. Wide receiver Kamar Aiken and quarterback Nick Stephens were signed to the practice squad.
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