July 18, 2006 8:34 PM ET
Ravens: Ricard released
The Baltimore Ravens released starting fullback Alan Ricard Tuesday. Ricard missed most of last year with injuries to both calves.
Jamal Lewis is the guy who this news will impact the most in the fantasy world. Ricard was given a lot of credit in helping Lewis reach 2000 yards in 2003. Was it a coincidence that Lewis had his worst season as a pro with Ricard stashed away on injured reserve last year? Ovie Mughelli and Justin Green are the leading internal candidates to replace Ricard as the team's starting fullback.
I can't see any reason why this would happen ... Ricard was one of the most underrated FBs in the league. There must have been lingering injuries. But still ... to not even make the camp roster?
Despite what Fanball says, does anyone think Mike Anderson reverts back to FB? I think it's a strong possibility. In my opinion, he's a natural fullback, and he could still fill-in as a 3rd down back or spell back.