Not long after news broke of the Ravens reaching a deal with former Cardinals receiver John Brown, another signing came through the free agency pipeline. Baltimore has also reached a deal with former Washington Redskins receiver, Ryan Grant.
Grant was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 draft but has only started 15 games in his four-year career. It has been reported that the Ravens will be giving Grant a four-year deal worth $29 million. A contract of this size is a puzzling to say the least considering how little play time Grant has seen. To his credit, Grant has remained healthy so far in his career and is coming off his best season.
In 2017 the 27-year-old receiver accumulated 573 yards and four touchdowns on 45 receptions. All of these were career-highs as Grant started in seven of the Redskins’ 16 games.
After being heavily criticized by fans all week, it appears the Ravens’ front office has been quietly working on filling the teams needs. The quality of both of these signings will surely be debated, but we all know that both Brown and Grant are role players and not number one wide receivers. The success of both of these signings will depend heavily on who else they can ink this offseason to round out the receiving core.
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