Ravens: 06/07/2017 Notes

The Baltimore Ravens have made another move today to cut ties with a long-time team member. They are also looking to acquire the services of a new wide receiver.

Dennis Pitta Released

Injured tight end Dennis Pitta was released from his contract with an injury waiver today. Last week, Pitta suffered the third major hip injury of his NFL career, this time a dislocation.

He led all NFL tight ends in receptions (86) and put up a career-high 729 receiving yards and two touchdowns last season. His loss will greatly affect the way Baltimore’s offense operates, as he was Joe Flacco’s best friend on the team and safety valve. The Ravens have gained $2.5 million in cap space from his release.

Jeremy Maclin’s Visit With the Bills

Baltimore is still looking for free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to visit them today. However, it looks like those plans for a visit will be pushed back by at least a day or two. Maclin has been courted by former Philadelphia Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy to come play with the Buffalo Bills.

His visit with the Bills started on Tuesday and has now extended into Wednesday. If he doesn’t sign with Buffalo within the next few hours, Baltimore could still pounce on the opportunity of signing Maclin.

BREAKING NEWS:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Maclin is now leaving Buffalo to visit Baltimore.

Last season with the Kansas City Chiefs, he caught 44 passes for 536 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. His season was marred by injuries, but he was able to participate in Chiefs OTAs, before being cut.

Eric Decker is Available 

Another possible move for Baltimore is to acquire the services of New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker. The Jets will either be trading Decker or releasing him, according to Schefter:

Decker has suffered from hip and shoulder injuries in the past. However, he has received a clean bill of health by doctors. This could give the Ravens a boost at the receiver position as well.

Decker only played in three games last season, due to the aforementioned injuries. He recorded nine receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns. If healthy, Decker is a major threat in the offense. In 2015, Decker caught 80 passes for 1027 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games, proving that he is capable of being the number one receiver on a team.

CBS’s Jason La Canfora tweeted about a possible move to Baltimore for the wide receiver:

Baltimore will most likely be able to get one of the two receivers, either through trade or free agency.

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Kyle Andrews

Born in Norfolk, VA, raised in the Baltimore area and currently living there. Originally pursuing a degree in exercise science at McDaniel, Andrews became interested in sports writing. He was the sports editor of McDaniel’s newspaper in 2014 and became an English major, and hasn’t looked back since.

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