The Baltimore Ravens are going to have a really hard time replacing wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
The team traded him to the San Francisco 49ers over a money issue.
They now have the unenviable task of replacing his production.
Boldin was a critical piece to the Ravens success especially in intermediate to long distance third down situations.
The team’s assistant general manager Eric DeCosta met with the Baltimore Sun and fans on Monday in an open forum where he spent an extensive amount of time addressing the void left at wide receiver.
“I think the hunt goes on,” DeCosta said at The Baltimore Sun Sports Forum. “We’re still working. The roster is not set. We’re always evaluating. We’re always looking at guys. Guys get signed, guys get cut.
“Our pro personnel department looks at all available players and we’ll make a decision at some point of what we want to do at that position. There are definitely some players out there. We’ll consider all options.”
“We’re very excited about Jacoby and the progress he made throughout last season,” DeCosta said. “We think we’ve got some very good young players that can step up and contribute. Deonte Thompson isn’t a heralded name, but a guy we think is going to be a good player. We’re excited about Tandon Doss. David Reed is a guy who’s had a lot of injuries. He’s flashed in practice and made plays.
DeCosta also discussed the contribution that their tight ends may bring them.
“We’ve got some tight ends who can pick up the slack. Ed Dickson made some big plays last year in the Super Bowl, really played his best football in the playoffs. We’re excited to see him become what we thought he was going to be. We really think this is his chance to become a really good tight end in the NFL. Obviously, we’ve got Dennis Pitta, we’ve got Torrey Smith. We’ve got playmakers. We’re excited about what we can do on offense.”
Excited as they may be, Pitta is currently the Ravens best possession receiver.
Could a name such as Devery Henderson pop up on their radar ?
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