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Ravens news, notes and opinions

May 08, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

It seems that it’s a matter of when, not if, in terms of the Ravens adding a veteran wide receiver. No disrespect to Jacoby Jones, who was one of the primary reasons the Ravens won the Super Bowl last season, but I think most people feel that he’s a far better fit at the No.3 receiver spot. That will allow him to continue to play such an integral role in the return game. But who is even out there that would help the Ravens at this point? Brandon Lloyd is talented for sure. But he brings off-the-field questions and you have to wonder why he couldn’t make it work with Tom Brady and the Patriots. Austin Collie is injury prone, while Randy Moss and Braylon Edwards are too far removed from their best years. At this point, their best free agent options are probably guys like Early Doucet, Laurent Robinson and Brandon Stokley, and can anybody say for sure that they are a clear upgrade from what the Ravens already have? The Ravens have made offseason trades for wide receivers before – see Evans and Anquan Boldin. Perhaps it makes the most sense for the Ravens to go into training camp with their current pass-catching group, and then if need be, try to make a deal with a team that has a surplus of receivers.  

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