The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly worked out free agent wide receiver Michael Floyd, as the team continues to look to fill the gaps in its wide receiving corps.
The Baltimore Ravens have been very active in searching for wide receivers this offseason, looking to fill the holes left by Mike Wallace and Michael Campanaro who left as free agents, and Jeremy Maclin, whom the team released.
The Ravens started off the offseason signing former CFL star DeVier Posey, and followed that by signing former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown. Then, the team made their biggest splash of the offseason, signing former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree shortly after he was released by the Raiders.
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The Baltimore Ravens also signed former Washington Redskins receiver Ryan Grant, but his contract was nullified when he failed the team’s physical. Grant has since been signed by the Indianapolis Colts.
Floyd is far from a major receiver on the free agent market, though considering the Ravens already have Crabtree, Brown, and Posey along with Chris Moore, Breshad Perriman, and Quincy Adeboyejo, it’s likely the team is just looking for depth at this point.
The Ravens have also been connected to New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead and Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith, both of whom are restricted free agents, which means if the Ravens elect to sign them, their respective teams can match the offer and keep them. Yates noted in a later tweet that the Ravens worked out Snead along with Floyd.
Floyd hasn’t started more than six games in the NFL since 2014 when he was with the Arizona Cardinals. Last season he played for the Minnesota Vikings in 11 games, starting in just one, and ended the year with 10 receptions for 78 yards.
Floyd had a very promising start to his career, however. He was drafted as the 13th-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cardinals out of Notre Dame. He didn’t play much in his rookie season, but he exploded onto the scene in 2013, finishing the year with 65 catches for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns.
He proceeded to log over 800 receiving yards and six touchdowns in the following two seasons before falling off in the 2016 season and was released by the Cardinals in December of the 2016 season following a DUI arrest. He was then claimed off of waivers by the New England Patriots but only played in a couple games for them, though he was on the team for their Super Bowl LI win.
If the Baltimore Ravens elect to sign Floyd, it will likely not be for much, as they’re the first known suitors for Floyd (per Yates’ tweet). It would be a depth move more than anything, I can’t imagine Floyd would be anything other than a third or fourth wide receiver on the team.
I’d rather see the team sign Snead or Meredith, both of whom are pretty talented receivers, however, the Ravens do run the risk of losing out on them if their respective teams match the Ravens’ offer.