Trevor Pryce totaled 26 sacks in 56 games with the Ravens, including a team-leading 6.5 last year.
Now, he's gone.
The question is - is he gone for good?
Pryce has some options right now. He's made enough money over the course of his 14-year career, and as a vested veteran, he is guaranteed his entire 2010 base salary. Finances shouldn't factor into this decision too heavily.
The 35-year-old could choose to retire, as he might have after the 2009 season.
He could listen to offers from other teams, and see if there are any other situations around the league that intrigue him enough to sign on with a new organization.
Or, he could return to the Ravens later in the season, as early as a week or two from now.
There's a chance that this move was a temporary thing, as the Ravens might have felt they needed a bigger presence in the secondary and special teams with the Steelers game coming up on Sunday.
Ken Hamlin, who was re-signed once Pryce was cut, is known as a big hitter, and the Ravens might be wanting more physicality going into Pittsburgh.
With the Ravens making a emphasis on getting to opposing quarterbacks this season, it wouldn't make too much sense for them to let one of their top pass rushers go, even if he is 35 and not quite the player he once was.
That's why Pryce could be back someone soon.