OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens may very well be on the verge of including that elusive free-agent broad receiver.
Former Chiefs wideout Sammy Watkins is on his solution to Baltimore to go to with the group, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Watkins is broadly considered among the finest free-agent broad receivers nonetheless on the free-agent market. T.Y. Hilton and Larry Fitzgerald are additionally nonetheless obtainable.
A few of the different prime gamers discovered new properties over the previous two weeks.
- Kenny Golladay reached a four-year, $72 million cope with the New York Giants, based on a number of reviews.
- Former Houston Texans receiver Will Fuller reached a one-year cope with the Miami Dolphins with a base wage of $990,000 and incentives as much as $3 million.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars reached a two-year, $14.5 million cope with Marvin Jones Jr.
- A.J. Inexperienced agreed to a one-year cope with the Arizona Cardinals, price as much as $8.5 million.
- Baltimore contacted JuJu Smith-Schuster, who turned down its $9.5 million provide to remain in Pittsburgh for $8 million.
The Ravens prompted the Ravens to aggressively pursue Sammy Watkins to spice up a passing assault that ranked final within the NFL final season.
Watkins was a highly-touted participant from Clemson and was the fourth general decide by the Buffalo Payments within the 2014 draft. He additionally spent one season with the Rams (2017) earlier than signing with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Over 86 profession video games, Watkins has caught 321 passes for 4,665 yards with 33 touchdowns. He’ll flip 28 on June 14 so he has loads of strong soccer forward of him. Watkins has the pace to get behind secondaries and does an efficient job gaining yards after a reception.
Nonetheless, Watkins has handled accidents all through his profession. This previous season, he missed six video games with a calf harm. Over his profession, Watkins has missed 26 video games due to accidents and performed in all 16 video games simply as soon as — his rookie 12 months in Buffalo.
This previous season, he completed with 37 receptions on 55 targets for 421 yards and two touchdowns over 10 video games. Watkins has additionally been liable to some drops over the previous couple of seasons.
Watkins could be reasonably priced at about $10 million per season. Nonetheless, at this level, the Ravens may simply set their sights on the draft so as to add a playmaking broad receiver.