2019 NFL Free Agency Scraps: Players Ravens can still target
2. Jermaine Kearse (Wide receiver)
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This wouldn’t be all that flashy of a move, but either was the Willie Snead signing. Snead worked out, Kearse could be a receiver that comes in at the right price. While he may not be a receiver that is coming off a great 2018 season, he’s a living, breathing receiver and the Ravens don’t have many of those. At this point in free agency the purple and black aren’t going to get a star player that will fix everything. They have to look for upside and solid contributing role players.
Kearse is 29 years old and at this point he is who he is. His most productive season was in 2017 when he had 65 receptions for 810 yards and five touchdowns. If Baltimore could get that out of Kearse, they would be fine with that. Kearse’s production dipped in 2018, he had only 37 catches. The Ravens could give Kearse a shot for a not to sizable contract and any production they add to the offense at this point is worth it.
The Ravens need to draft a young receiver to be the stud of their passing game no matter what they do in free agency. A receiving group of a player to be named later joining Snead, Kearse and Chris Moore wouldn’t be too bad. The problem is that the Ravens receivers would be too similar to one another in terms of skill set. If the Ravens want to add a receiver just for adding a receiver, Kearse is an option.