Brendon Ayanbadejo to be cut by Baltimore Ravens

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Updated: April 3, 2013 at 07:08 p.m.

The exodus of key figures from the Baltimore Ravens continues.'s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday linebacker Brendon Ayanbedejo will be released.

The news originally was reported by and quickly was confirmed by Ayanbadejo on his Twitter account.

"I would like to thank the city of Baltimore and the Ravens organization for an amazing ride. We will forever be united as champions!" he wrote.

Ayanbadejo's name has been in the news plenty for his strong stance supporting gay marriage rights. He always was considered a risk to be released this offseason because his salary was relatively high for a special teamer, and his play declined some in 2012. Ayanbadejo shouldn't have a hard time finding a job in someone's training camp this fall.