Will the Baltimore Ravens Add a Veteran Receiver?

2014-08-30 06:29:46
Will the Baltimore Ravens Add a Veteran Receiver?
Saturday, August 30, 2014, 6:29:48 AM
Baltimore Ravens Leading Receiver Torrey Smith

Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith

That is the big question the Baltimore Ravens need to answer. After losing several key defensive players in free agency, they traded one key offensive player to the San Francisco 49’ers, wide receiver Anquan Boldin.

While they beefed up their defense acquiring veteran players through free agency and drafting rookies; they only selected one wide receiver this in the Draft, seventh-round pick Aaron Mellette.

This week assistant general manager Eric DeCosta told The Baltimore Sun that they are open to finding another veteran receiver to fill the void left by Boldin:

“I think the hunt goes on. We’re still working. The roster is not set. We’re always evaluating. We’re always looking at guys. Guys get signed, guys get cut.”

Currently Torrey Smith is the No. 1 receiver followed by Jacoby Jones who also plays on special teams. As of now, the Ravens plan to use a combination of their other receivers including Tandon Doss, David Reed, LaQuan Williams and Deonte Thompson to fill the void.

There are still some receivers on the market who could benefit the Ravens. Around The League’s Chris Wesseling listed WR Brandon Lloyd as one of the top WR free agents still in need of work.  Receivers Austin Collie and Laurent Robinson are also on the market, but both suffered concussions during their careers and could be cause for concern.

While I feel comfortable with the Ravens using a combination of their wide outs to fill the No. 3 position, I am open to adding a veteran receiver to beef up the offense and to be a leader on the field. Veteran player or not, I am confident that the Ravens will find the best man for the job.

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