Ravens: Would a John Brown reunion make sense for Baltimore?

Ravens, John Brown (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Ravens, John Brown (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens dealt with a multitude of injuries at the wide receiver position this summer. And as it stands right now, they’re set to be without both Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin for the start of the season.

The loss of Boykin shouldn’t prove to be too significant, but with Bateman out, the likes of Marquise Brown, Sammy Watkins, and Devin Duvernay will be forced to step up.

However, perhaps the Ravens could look to add a little depth in the meantime. And perhaps they could turn to a familiar face as well.

Former Ravens wide receiver John Brown was recently released by the Las Vegas Raiders at his own request after spending the summer with the team.

Could a potential reunion make sense for both sides?

The Ravens could benefit from bringing back John Brown

A third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Brown spent the first four years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals where he found moderate success as a downfield vertical threat.

But injuries took their toll and he was never able to match the production of his 1,000-yard 2015 campaign. He signed on with the Ravens ahead of the 2018 season looking to revitalize his career.

And he did just that finishing with a team-leading 715 yards and five touchdowns on 42 catches. Brown started off hot but saw his production decrease once Lamar Jackson took over for Joe Flacco midway through the season.

After a pair of successful seasons in Buffalo, Brown once again finds himself looking for a new team. And perhaps he could reunite with his former team in Baltimore.

It’s worth questioning if Brown would want to return to Baltimore given how his production tanked with Jackson under center. At the same time, it’s worth questioning whether or not the Ravens would make the move given that his role wouldn’t be guaranteed once Bateman came back.

But the Ravens could really use the extra wide receiver depth right now. And Brown’s downfield speed could pair well with an equally imposing deep threat in Marquise Brown.

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There is a scenario where a reunion is fruitful for both parties. While not necessarily likely, a John Brown reunion in Baltimore could reasonably work out.