6 Ravens players who could be cap casualties this offseason

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5. Miles Boykin, WR, Ravens

Another former draft pick who hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations is fellow former 2019 third-round pick, Miles Boykin. Much like Powers, cutting Boykin wouldn’t create loads of cap space.

Boykin is set to carry a cap hit of just $1,179,232 into 2022 while releasing him would save $965,000 in cap space, the same figure as Powers.

Again, it’s not much, but the Ravens could create close to $2 million in space by releasing two players who probably don’t have much of a future with the team.

Boykin was given ample opportunities over the first couple of years of his career, but he failed to capitalize on those chances. Despite starting 24 games over his first two seasons, Boykin managed just 32 catches for 464 yards.

The Ravens hoped that the big-bodied 6-foot-4, 220-pound Boykin could develop into a capable red-zone threat given his size, but the former Notre Dame standout has struggled to separate consistently at the next level.

He nearly didn’t make the roster this past summer, and after hauling in just one catch this past year, it’s hard to imagine he’s on the Week 1 roster come September.

The Ravens have enough young wide receiver depth that they could afford to part ways with Boykin, especially given that they could very well draft another receiver in the middle rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.

If the Ravens need a little extra space, cutting Boykin is a possibility.