The Ravens aren't planning to pursue acquiring a veteran wide receiver at this time, according to league sources. That includes free agent wide receivers like Brandon Lloyd and Austin Collie. The Ravens could always revisit the situation later on, though. The Ravens will continue to monitor the free agent market, but their primary focus is on evaluating the wide receivers currently on the roster and giving them every opportunity to prove themselves. Besides Lloyd and Collie, who worked out for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers this week, other free agents include Randy Moss, Chaz Schilens, Chad Johnson, Laurent Robinson, Deion Branch, Jabar Gaffney and Mike Sims-Walker. It's a thin group of left-over receivers. The Ravens' hope is that at least a few of their receivers grow into expanded roles after the offseason trade of three-time Pro Bowler Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers. Jacoby Jones is currently considered the starting wide receiver opposite Torrey Smith, the designated No. 1 wide receiver. Jones caught 30 passes for 406 yards and one touchdown and made the Pro Bowl as a kick returner last season, but the Dancing With the Stars third-place finisher will face competition from several other candidates. That includes Tandon Doss, Deonte Thompson, David Reed and LaQuan Williams. “Jacoby right now is the No. 2 guy,” receivers coach Jim Hostler said. “So right now, Torrey and Jacoby are starting, so that’s definitely going to be more than Jacoby did last year.
Ravens not expected to pursue veteran receiver at this time
Baltimore Sun | Jun 15