The Ravens are set to trade right tackle Morgan Moses to the New York Jets, creating $4.7 million in salary cap space and adding draft capital as their offensive line rebuild continues, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday.

The Ravens will receive the Jets’ fourth-round pick (No. 112 overall) and sixth-round pick (No. 218) in exchange for Moses, a linchpin of their offensive line over the past three seasons, and their own fourth-round pick (No. 134), according to ESPN. According to one draft trade chart, Moses was roughly equivalent in value to a late-fifth-round pick. The trade creates an additional $1.46 million in dead money against the Ravens’ salary cap.

Moses, 33, struggled with injuries over the second half of last season, but he’d allowed quarterback pressures at a rate of just 4.5% since 2022, according to Pro Football Focus, the 10th-best mark among tackles. Moses was also a strong run blocker and valuable locker room presence. In New York, he’ll reunite with former Ravens left guard John Simpson, who agreed to terms with the Jets on Monday.

The deal clears the way for Daniel Faalele, Patrick Mekari or a newcomer to take the Ravens’ right tackle spot. With Pro Bowl right guard Kevin Zeitler also unlikely to return in free agency, the team is set to replace three starters from one of the NFL’s best lines this offseason. The Ravens ranked ninth and fifth, respectively, last season in ESPN’s pass block and run block win rates.

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General manager Eric DeCosta said at the NFL scouting combine last month that he expected “some change on the offensive line in different ways.” Pro Bowl center Tyler Linderbaum will return, as will injury-prone left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who’s reportedly agreed to restructure his massive contract in a team-friendly move, but the Ravens are set to lose nearly 2,900 combined offensive snaps and 46 combined starts among Simpson, Zeitler and Moses. Moses, who was entering the final year of his deal, played in all 34 games over his first two seasons in Baltimore and appeared in 14 last season.

“We’re going to always have a plan,” DeCosta said last month. “We’re aware of the injuries and the salary cap, and we’re aware of the talent that we have and the talent that’s available, and we’ll build the best offensive line that we can with the best players that we can. ... The roster is always going to morph and change year to year. You’ve got to stay young, but you’ve also got to have great veteran presence, as well, [on] your offensive line and every other position.”

At the start of the new league year at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Ravens and every other NFL team must be cap compliant. In another move with that deadline in mind, Baltimore reportedly released outside linebacker Tyus Bowser to free another $5.5 million in cap space.

Jonas Shaffer is a Ravens beat writer for The Baltimore Banner. He previously covered the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Shaffer graduated from the University of Maryland and grew up in Silver Spring.

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