Ravens are wise to pass on Reggie Wayne


Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) celebrates as he leaves the field following the game against the Denver Broncos in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Colts defeated the Broncos 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the web.  Today we talk about why the team’s disinterest in free agent wide receiver Reggie Wayne is  good thing, review some milestones to look for in 2015, Robert “Snacks” Myers is hungry, and more positive reviews of Steven Means.

Ravens should pass on veteran wide receiversRyan Jones, Russell Street Report

"News over the weekend that the Ravens were one of several teams interested in Reggie Wayne caught some fans’ attention. Some level of excitement probably came along with that.It is understandable. Over the past decade, he has been one of the most sure-handed wide receivers in the game. He may be headed for Canton one day.But this morning, Aaron Wilson reported that the Ravens would likely not be pursuing Wayne’s services.While that may disappoint some fans, it’s the right move. The Ravens are better off in both the long- and short-term without Reggie Wayne, James Jones, or any other free agent veteran receiver still on the market."

Ravens milestones to watch in 2015Garrett Downing, BaltimoreRavens.com

"The Ravens will return to the practice field for training camp in just 10 days. The first preseason game is less than a month away.The 2015 season is rapidly approaching, and the Ravens have their eyes set on another strong season.So, let’s look at some of the statistical milestones to keep an eye on this year."

Ravens rookie guard Robert “Snacks” Myers a hungry and raw talentAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"Raised in nearby La Vergne, Myers arrived on the Nashville campus five years ago as a hungry young man. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound future fifth-round NFL draft pick haunted the cafeteria and typically was the first player to enter and the last to leave.That’s when Tennessee State coach Rod Reed started to call the hulking young offensive lineman “Snacks,” after taking notice of Myers’ habit of eating several smaller items of food, including bags of chips and pretzels, before the main course was served.“‘Snacks’ definitely has a big appetite,” Tennessee State offensive line coach Russ Ehrenfeld said in a recent telephone interview. “He’s huge, but he carries his weight very well and is powerful and explosive.”"

Ravens pass rusher Steven Means is “explosive, young, big, gangly, crazy, almost out of control”Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"“He’s really explosive,” Harbaugh said during the Ravens’ June minicamp. “He’s really big and strong, and he has really long arms. He’s like a young, big, gangly, crazy, almost out-of-control player sometimes. So, that’s going to translate to pads pretty well. We’ll see.”Signed to a $510,000 exclusive-rights tender, Means was added to the Ravens’ practice squad this past October. He appeared in one game with no statistics registered."

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