The Ravens also have Matt Skura, who started 12 games at right guard last season after Yanda went down, and 2017 fourth-round pick Nico Siragusa, who missed his entire rookie season after tearing up his knee in training camp A 2017 fifth-round pick, Jermaine Eluemunor also is probably better suited at guard than tackle.
By signing Hurst, the Ravens now have 10 unrestricted free agents. While Hurst has never been a top lineman, his value comes in being able to play both tackle and guard.
Hurst started all last season at left guard after an injury sidelined Alex Lewis during the preseason, and before Lewis' injury, Hurst appeared in line to be the starting right tackle.More news: Credit Agricole SA Sells 499645 Shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (OXY)
A lightning rod for criticism from fans, Hurst was maligned for being pushed back into quarterback Joe Flacco during a November 2015 game against the St. Louis Rams. Either way, Hurst's signing clouds the future of tackle Austin Howard.
Moving on from Webb, 32, saves the Ravens almost $2 million in cap space. Webb appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the Ravens this past season, registering 37 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Webb, 32, was primarily a special teams player for the Ravens last season.
Webb also served as the Ravens' return specialist at times, with a 95-yard kickoff return as a rookie and a 68-yard punt return touchdown in 2011. It marks the second-consecutive offseason that Baltimore has cut Webb. Over parts of four seasons, he started 32 games for the team.More news: Jeff Flake wants GOP primary challenge to Trump in 2020
Webb's release is the first of several potential roster cuts for the Ravens as they look to create more salary cap space to upgrade their roster after they finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year.
Starting center Ryan Jensen is a pending free agent.
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