Michael Campanaro signs one-year deal with Titans

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Wide Receiver Michael Campanaro
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Wide Receiver Michael Campanaro /

Former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro has signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

It was only a matter of time, but the Baltimore Ravens wave farewell to another former receiver this offseason.

Michael Campanaro has inked a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

The former seventh-round pick appeared in just 24 games for the Ravens over four seasons largely due to injury problems. Campanaro spent more time on injured reserve than the field, limiting any real development or production in Baltimore.

The Ravens released Campanaro shortly after the start of the 2016 season but re-signed him to practice squad just two months later because of a lack of depth at receiver.

The 2017 season was Campanaro’s best campaign. He finished with 173 receiving yards and one touchdown during 13 games but his impact came largely on special teams. Campanaro finished second only behind future teammate Adoree’ Jackson in the AFC with 291 punt return yards and tied for first in the conference with one return touchdown.

Ozzie Newsome‘s commitment to revamping the wide receiver core continues. Three of the team’s top wide receivers from last season (Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin, and Campanaro) will not be on the 53-man roster next season.

It became rather apparent after the first wave of free agency that Campanaro would head elsewhere. Given the state of the pass-catching department in Baltimore, it’s much-needed. The Ravens still have a need for a slot receiver but it’s a position that can still be addressed in the upcoming draft, free agency or in-house.

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Campanaro reunites with former Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees and gives the Titans a return threat for the 2018 season. Any production in the receiving game would really be an added bonus for Marcus Mariota.