6 Ravens players who could be cap casualties this offseason

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Ravens, Marcus Peters
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The Baltimore Ravens will have a number of important decisions to make this offseason. With over a dozen players set to hit unrestricted free agency, the Ravens will have to play their cards right.

Anthony Averett, Justin Houston, DeShon Elliott, and many others are all set to hit the open market. The Ravens aren’t going to be able to bring them all back.

With just over $14 million in projected cap space, the Ravens are going to have to carefully allocate their resources. Of course, they’re going to have the opportunity to create a little extra space too.

The following six players could be the victim of the numbers game this offseason. Let’s take a look at a few Ravens players who could find themselves as cap casualties.

6. Ben Powers, OG, Ravens

The first two players on this list wouldn’t necessarily create significant cap space if released, but every dollar counts. Ben Powers has hung around the last three years and started his fair share of games for the Ravens.

He’s started 19 games over the last two years at guard, although the former third-round pick has yet to establish himself as anything more than a replacement-level spot starter.

The Ravens still have 2021 third-round pick Ben Cleveland and Tyre Phillips under contract, and they could look to address the position in the offseason. That could leave Powers expendable.

Powers is set to carry a cap hit of $1,139,383 in 2022 but could be released with just $174,383 in dead cap. A cap savings of $965,000 isn’t much, but it is something. This feels like one that could happen more post-draft, however.