Baltimore Ravens long-snapper Morgan Cox says team not re-signing him

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Long-snapper Morgan Cox said Monday that he was notified by the Baltimore Ravens that the team will not be re-signing him, ending his 11-year run with the team.

Cox, 34, is a four-time Pro Bowl player who became the first long-snapper named to an All-Pro team this year. He had been with Baltimore since he went undrafted in 2010.

The Ravens' specialists of Cox, kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch -- also known as "The Wolfpack" -- had been together since 2012.

"It's almost the circle of life at times, and you have to continue to get younger as a team," general manager Eric DeCosta said Monday. "Although it was very, very difficult to move on from Morgan, it was probably something we needed to do long-term. Things change. Unfortunately, it's a tough part of this business."

The Ravens are turning to Nick Moore, a former XFL long-snapper who was on the Ravens' practice squad all last season. Moore is six years younger than Cox and less expensive. Cox earned $1.1 million last season.

Cox's 165 games played in Baltimore ranks seventh all-time in Ravens history.