Anderson placed on reserve/retired list

Updated: May 13, 2009, 6:03 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The Baltimore Ravens placed offensive tackle Willie Anderson on the reserve/retired list, the team announced Wednesday. The move likely means the 13-year veteran and four-time Pro Bowler has played his final game in the NFL.

Anderson has struggled with knee injuries and could not participate in the team's mandatory minicamp last week. He was due to make $3.5 million this season. By putting Anderson on the reserve/retired list, it saves the Ravens approximately $2.94 million in cap room, while the team still owns his rights if Anderson decides to return to football.

Replacing Anderson will be rookie first-round pick Michael Oher, who took all of the snaps with the starters in last week's minicamp. Anderson, 33, spent a dozen years with the Cincinnati Bengals, including one playoff appearance in 2005, before signing with the Ravens last season.

James Walker covers the AFC North for ESPN.com.

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