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Ravens walking away from two franchise receivers

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08:06 AM ET 07.26 | Football may be back, but a good many players will not be in their adopted NFL hometowns. The celebration of the NFL's four-month lockout ending turned into disbelief when the Ravens cut four players, including their top two receivers of all time. According to league sources, the Ravens informed tight end Todd Heap, wide receiver Derrick Mason, nose tackle Kelly Gregg and running back Willis McGahee that they will be released only a few hours after the NFL and its players agreed on a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement Monday. ... While some Ravens fans wonder whether Monday represents an end of an era, there is a possibility that the Ravens will try to re-sign Heap, Mason and Gregg to less expensive contracts as the team seeks to make the playoffs for a fourth straight season.

The Baltimore Sun

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July 26, 2011  08:14 AM ET

And now the bloodbath begins.

July 26, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Gonna be a whole lot of this the next few days...

Too bad the Cowboys aren't walking from one non-franchise receiver in particular... I'd take Mason over ol' mail-order Casanova.

July 26, 2011  08:16 AM ET

The Ravens are cutting receivers, but not the two that cost them a shot at the Superbowl.

July 26, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Oh man... At least they won't have to worry about being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs next season.... They won't make it!

July 26, 2011  08:19 AM ET

I'm guessing that this is a procedural move, done with the full understanding of the players and their agents. They'll be in training camp with new contracts this week.

July 26, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'm guessing that this is a procedural move, done with the full understanding of the players and their agents. They'll be in training camp with new contracts this week.

Don't know the Ravens' cap situation but I know the Cowboys are about to let Columbo and Barber hit the street to get under the $120M...

July 26, 2011  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Oh man... At least they won't have to worry about being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs next season.... They won't make it!

ROFLMAO!!

July 26, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Don't know the Ravens' cap situation but I know the Cowboys are about to let Columbo and Barber hit the street to get under the $120M...

Columbo..... That guy used to always follow me on twitter, and I never knew why.

July 26, 2011  08:28 AM ET

This is just the beginning, a lot bigger names will be cut around the NFL.

July 26, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Columbo..... That guy used to always follow me on twitter, and I never knew why.

He just thinks y'all got a real purty mouth.

July 26, 2011  08:30 AM ET

good riddance. it's about time we got rid of worthless mcgahee awhile ago.

July 26, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This is just the beginning, a lot bigger names will be cut around the NFL.

Yeah next the Redskins :D

July 26, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

He just thinks y'all got a real purty mouth.

Like your Mommy?

July 26, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah next the Redskins :D

Bigger names and bigger butts?

July 26, 2011  08:34 AM ET

They let the NT go... Must plan on starting "Big Cody", this year.

July 26, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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Gonna be a whole lot of this the next few days... Too bad the Cowboys aren't walking from one non-franchise receiver in particular... I'd take Mason over ol' mail-order Casanova.

You better believe it. What a maroon. On GP alone he should be barred from the facility for that stupid stunt.

July 26, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Like your Mommy?

Hey, at least that thing paid the rent.

July 26, 2011  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Like your Mommy?

They're starting early this morning C.... Get um.

July 26, 2011  08:40 AM ET

are these the best articles they could get for us today?

 
July 26, 2011  08:41 AM ET

at least we can celebrate the death of Amy Crackhouse....

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