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Eric Decker to visit the Baltimore Ravens

April 05, 2018 - 11:19 am

By Joe Schiller

Ozzie Newsome didn’t hold back at the Baltimore Ravens’ pre-draft press conference when asked about potentially adding another free agent wide receiver.

“Before the draft, before we get to the 53? Yes. We are constantly working to try to improve the roster, and there is potential that we could add another receiver before we get to the draft.”

It looks like the Ravens are looking to do just that. After hosting Willie Snead, Cameron Meredith and Michael Floyd for visits, the free agent tour continues.

Veteran wide receiver Eric Decker is expected to visit Baltimore today, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Decker comes off a one-year stint with the Tennessee Titans. He started in eight games, finishing with 563 yards and one touchdown for a passing attack that produced just 199.4 yards per game last season.

The 31-year old now enters his second straight free agency period. This isn’t the first time the Ravens have expressed interest in Decker. They were a team in the mix to sign him last offseason before turning to Jeremy Maclin.

While the production is not what it once was, Decker has proven to be a reliable slot receiver over the course of his eight-year career. He’s a big-bodied target that would be a much-needed threat in the red zone, which has dominated by Justin Tucker’s leg in recent seasons.

The Ravens still have a glaring need at receiver even after signing John Brown and Michael Crabtree. Adding another veteran stopgap isn’t an ideal solution to revamping the wide receiver core but with a limited pool of options, the Ravens don’t have much choice at this point.