After intense efforts to acquire Jarvis Landry, the Baltimore Ravens transfer their interests in a new collection of offensive weapons in free agency.
The Baltimore Ravens rumors are swirling regarding their free agency plans as they begin a new chapter this offseason featuring Donte Moncrief. The Ravens free agency news comes after a hard-fought attempt to land new Cleveland Browns wideout Jarvis Landry.
The Ravens efforts to acquire Landry was no joke either as ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reports the Ravens were the only other determined suitor for Landry.
In 2017, Landry finished first the NFL with 112 receptions. Now, with Landry off the board, the Ravens front office shift their attention to the soon to be free agent Moncrief.
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The 24-year-old could provide much-needed production for the Ravens in 2018 and foreseeable future if he can just stay healthy.
However, Moncrief has missed a total of 11 games in a span of just two seasons in Indy due to both shoulder and ankle injuries.
Moncrief’s NFL career began injury-free after appearing in all 16 games in his first two seasons including a career-best 64 receptions for 733 yards. Most noteworthy, Moncrief was able to haul in seven touchdowns in 2016 despite playing a career-low nine games.
With only four NFL seasons under his belt, Moncrief has massive potential and will likely be a highly-sought out free agent if the Colts do indeed release him.
Moncrief isn’t the only notable free agent the Ravens are targeting as multiple reports show heavy interest in superstar tight end, Jimmy Graham.
Moncrief, Graham, Robinson are just some of the many proven NFL players to be released by their respective teams in March. Among the free agent receivers with the most upside include a pair of 24-year-old wideouts Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson.
As of the second week in March, the Ravens roster includes four wideouts under contract including Jeremy Maclin, Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman and Tim White. Per Ravens beat writer Jeff Zrebiec, wide receiver Michael Campanaro could be next to join the Ravens’ wideout corp.
The Baltimore Ravens 3,235 receiving yards last season ranked No. 29 among NFL teams despite 363 receptions, which was ninth best in the NFL. Above all, the Ravens 46.3 first down percentage was an NFL worst.