The Baltimore Ravens are saying goodbye to Jeremy Maclin:
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Ravens are going to release Jeremy Maclin. It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. The Ravens have signed two receivers thus far into free agency and they are trying to add more offensive talent as well. Maclin is coming off a bad season, that didn’t sit well with the Baltimore Ravens.
Late into last season the Ravens signed Maclin, trying to avoid a troubling situation at wide receiver. Maclin ended up with 40 receptions for 440 yards and three touchdowns for the Ravens. It would be one thing if he got lost in a great receiving corps, but Maclin was essentially a ghost in a no name group of pass catchers.
The Ravens Flock isn’t exactly tearing up about Maclin’s departure. Here is a veteran receiver entering his ninth season (if and when he gets picked up) and from the looks of it, things are only going down. Maclin never connected with Joe Flacco and honestly, at no point did he become a fan favorite in Baltimore.
The Ravens still have some work to do, and now they have to pay two free agent receivers, so like I said you knew this was coming. This tweet from Jamison Hensley, who covers the Ravens for ESPN, pretty much sums it up.
Now we have to wonder what’s next for the Ravens? Do they have a shot to get Jordy Nelson? Do they sign a tight end or maybe even an inside linebacker? Another possibility is bringing back Mike Wallace. Unlike Maclin, Wallace has developed chemistry with Flacco and has put up respectable production.
Wallace isn’t a number one receiver, but he can be a productive member of the offense. We now have three answers about the Ravens receiving positions. John Brown is a new Raven, as is Ryan Grant and Jeremy Maclin is on the way out.