Former Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis released by Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 2: Michael Crabtree
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 2: Michael Crabtree /

The Baltimore Ravens have cut Kendrick Lewis, a now back-up safety who started for several years for the Chiefs.

Kendrick Lewis should be a familiar name to Kansas City Chiefs fans after watching him start 50 games in his first four NFL seasons at safety. At this point in his career, Lewis is largely a back-up defensive back and one who is now searching for a new team after the Baltimore Ravens decided to release the veteran on Tuesday.

This season was the first that Lewis was not the starting safety in a team’s base defense, and he was cut along with cornerback Shareece Wright. The Ravens have future moves to make in the secondary after releasing both players, but there’s plenty of time for Baltimore to address depth on the roster.

Lewis played in only 6 games last season with the Ravens and failed to start a game for the first time in his career. He had a single tackle to his credit. Last season, Lewis started 15 games for the Ravens and had 37 total tackles. It’s likely that Lewis will be able to find a starting role again somewhere else although it might be his last shot to do so.

Lewis has started 81 games in his 7 year career. He has 9 career interceptions.