WR Jeremy Maclin picks Ravens over Bills, signs 2-year deal

Hope Soto
June 13, 2017

Buffalo had been a favorite to land the former Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles receiver.

However, a Maclin-McCoy reunion seemingly wasn't meant to be, as the 29-year-old chose against signing with the Bills in favor of joining the purple and black.

For much of his career, Maclin has been an outside receiver and he has thrived in that role.

We recently discussed why we though the Baltimore Ravens should sign Jeremy Maclin, and fortunately the team has decided that they wanted him. However, he left western NY last Wednesday without a deal and traveled to Baltimore later in the day to meet with the Ravens.

To his credit, Maclin would have been seen as a fit just about anywhere.

Maclin missed four regular season games last season with a groin injury and saw his numbers drop to a career-worst.

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Maclin immediately climbed to the top of free agent rankings after his release given his well-rounded ability. In those seasons, he averaged 75 receptions, 970 yards, and 8.3 touchdowns. The team lost receiver Steve Smith to retirement and tight end Dennis Pitta was released a few days ago after suffering another major hip injury.

It's a little interesting that the Eagles were so involved with the Maclin discussions. He averaged almost 14 yards per reception during his first five National Football League seasons and he had receptions of 70 yards or more in three of those years. But are the Ravens really done when it comes to adding pass-catching talent to their roster?

Getting Maclin is an upgrade for the Ravens, as the only return receivers on the team who made at least 30 catches last season were Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman.

It's the latest in a series of offseason moves by the Jets to cut high-priced veterans.

As it stands, James Hurst is the best option at right tackle. Reunited with former offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Maclin will not have a hard time learning the Ravens offense.

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