A few hours after the lockout ended, the Ravens delivered some big surprises, informing tight end Todd Heap and wide receiver Derrick Mason that they will get released Thursday, according to league sources.
Releasing the top two pass catchers in Ravens history creates $9.1 million in salary-cap room. But the Ravens are looking to re-signing Heap (scheduled to make $4.6 million) and Mason ($4.5 million) to less money, sources said.
The Ravens are making moves to save cash. We wouldn't be surprised to see either Heap or Mason resigned at a lower figure.