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Baltimore Ravens to release McClain, Leach

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Two of the players who helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl just over a year ago are set to be released by the Baltimore Ravens.

Veterans Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain are to be let go as the franchise looks to clear salary cap space ahead of free agency next month, the Baltimore Sun revealed today.

Leach has spent 11 seasons in the NFL, the last three of which at the Ravens, and the fullback leaves the team having been named a two-time Pro-Bowler during his time in Baltimore.

He struggled for game time last season however, appearing in just 19.5 percent of snaps.

McClain is four years Leach's junior at 28, and has spent his entire pro career so far with the Ravens after joining as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

The inside linebacker started 10 games last season, finishing with 52 tackles and one forced fumble - a decent return for a player who suffered a major spinal cord injury in 2012.

The move is a sign that the Ravens are looking towards youth as they seek to bounce back from a disappointing 8-8 season.

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