It appears the defensive makeover continues in Baltimore, as outspoken linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo alluded to his release by the Ravens on Wednesday.
Ayanbadejo took to Twitter Wednesday to express his love for both Baltimore and the Ravens:
I would like to thank the city of Baltimore and the Ravens organization for an amazing ride. We will forever be united as champions!— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) April 3, 2013
A three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Ayanbadejo spent the past five seasons of his 11-year NFL career with the Ravens, contributing both defensively and on special teams.
ProFootballTalk reported earlier today that the Ravens released Ayanbadejo.
Financial documents obtained by CSN Baltimore show that Ayanbadejo was due to make $940,000 for 2013 and $955,000 for 2014. He had no roster bonus or workout bonus due for the duration of his contract.
His cap number counted for just less than $1.1 million for each of the remaining years when pro-rating his $400,000 signing bonus over the duration of the deal.