Report: Ravens Sign Former Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin

There’s a new veteran wide receiver in the AFC North as of Monday as Jeremy Maclin has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, according to Adam Schefter‏ of ESPN.

Maclin, who was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs after spending the last two seasons with them, also reportedly had the Buffalo Bills and the Philadelphia Eagles interested in his services.

Maclin, who was originally drafted by the Eagles in the first-round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Missouri, has registered 474 receptions for 6,395 yards and 46 touchdowns during his first eight seasons in the NFL. His 2013 season, however, was over before it even got started due to a torn ACL that he suffered during training camp as a member of the Eagles.

Last season, Maclin missed four games as a member of the Chiefs because of a groin injury and he ultimately ended the year with career-lows in receptions (44), receiving yardage (536) and receiving touchdowns (2).

The Ravens offense lost a key wide receiver during the offseason when Steve Smith Sr. retired. Ahead of them signing Maclin on Monday, the Ravens top three wide receivers were expected to be Breshad Perriman, Mike Wallace and Michael Campanaro, who has had problems staying healthy.

To make matters even worse for the Ravens, offensively, veteran tight end Dennis Pitta needed to be released last week by Baltimore with an injury waiver designation after suffering yet another hip injury during one of the team’s OTA practices.

Including last year’s Divisional Round playoff game, Maclin has faced the Pittsburgh Steelers three times during his NFL career and has caught a total 12 passes for 145 yards without a touchdown. He also just turned 29 in May. The veteran wide receiver now has the remainder of the summer to work on learning the Ravens offense and trying to develop some sort of rapport with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco.

Schefter said he believes the Ravens might look to sign veteran wide receiver Eric Decker as soon as the New York Jets finally part ways with him.

  • Steelers12

    Their offense still leaves a lot to be desired

  • Matt Manzo

    I can see him being a pest! At least our DBs practice against AB!

  • KiJana Haney

    he wont help much

  • John Phillips

    Do they have enough Cap Space for Decker ?

  • ryan72384

    If they get Decker too their offense is going to be respectable. Wallace and Perriman can run deep and I can just see Decker giving us fits. I didn’t want them to get Maclin or Decker

  • George Hareras

    Ravens always seem to snatch up these type of cut players

  • RickM

    Unless they’re printing money, someone should outbid them for Decker.

  • Robert E Lil

    The Ravens have a sub par offense that moves almost at will against the Steelers

  • Taylor Williams

    Our defense isn’t hard to figure out. The Patriots exploited it for 12 years now.

  • Ike Evans

    No ozzie….stay bad….please

  • Rusted Out

    You could say that, but it’s enough to beat the Steelers at least once a season. I find it odd that the Ravens can’t seem to draft a decent WR. I can’t even remember their last homegrown threat.

  • Steelers12

    I guess they say same about us and CBs, but it should be easier to find a wr in today’s pass happy NFL

  • Rusted Out

    Actually, we finally broke away from that with our new DB’s. The Ravens are where the Steelers were with corners 3 years ago. Searching the waver wire for scrubs. I’m looking forward to finally sweeping them again this year. To me, beating them week 4 is going to be a huge indicator of being able to secure homefield advantage through the playoffs. We see them again week 14, then the Pats week 15, so I’m sure those are going to be meaningful games (obviously the NFL know that).

  • Steelers12

    If no serious injuries and that’s a big if i see us going 12-4. I think we split with ravens

  • PaeperCup

    Us and 30 other teams

  • steelburg

    William Gay, and keenan lewis were both home grown. They just didn’t want to spend the money to keep them when they left.

  • steelburg

    Agreed. But would you really be surprised if they signed him? They some how some way keep pulling money out of thin air to sign these guys.

  • Steelers12

    True

  • Kevin Reich

    Very average player.

  • RickM

    Agree, I wouldn’t be totally surprised. It always boils down to who’s interested. There were only 3 teams for Maclin and many receivers would reject Buffalo because they have a poor passing attack. So that left Philly and the Ravens. Hopefully more teams will be interested in Decker, because, you’re right, the Ravens often find the money.