The Baltimore Ravens have signed a two year deal with Jeremy Maclin, first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ravens and WR Jeremy Maclin agree to a two-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2017
The two parties have come to a deal after their meeting last Thursday, following Maclin’s shocking cut from the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens beat out AFC rival Buffalo Bills and Maclin’s former team, the Philidelphia Eagles, among other teams to sign the highly coveted receiver.
In a down season last year, Maclin hauled in 44 passes for 536 yards and two touchdowns despite missing four games to injury. In the two years previous however, Maclin performed far better with 172 catches for 2,406 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Maclin should thrive in Baltimore’s offense, benefiting from having a strong armed quarterback like Joe Flacco.
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After losing three out of their top four receiving targets in Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, and Dennis Pitta; the Maclin signing comes as a relief to Ravens fans. Baltimore desperately needed receiving help and luckily now they have it.
Coming to Baltimore also reunites Maclin with Marty Mornhinweg, who was the offensive coordinator for Maclin’s first four NFL seasons.
See you back in Baltimore soon @jmac___19.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 12, 2017
The Ravens have also been tied to wide receiver Eric Decker, but the Maclin signing likely makes Decker a less desperate target. Now the Ravens can turn their attention to their offensive line which also needs help.