Ravens Sign Former First-Round Pick to Bolster Wide Receiver Corps

The Baltimore Ravens are signing a veteran wide receiver.
The Baltimore Ravens are signing a veteran wide receiver. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Baltimore Ravens haven't done much this offseason as they try to sort out Lamar Jackson's contract situation, but they did make a notable move on Friday by signing a veteran wide receiver in free agency.

According to NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Jordan Schultz, Nelson Agholor is headed to the Ravens on a one-year, $3.25 million deal.

Nelson Agholor Ravens

Agholor, 29, was a first-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. He spent his first five seasons there before moving on to the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020 and the New England Patriots from 2021-2022.

While he never quite developed into a star, Agholor has established himself as a solid receiver and a reliable complementary wideout during his time in the NFL. He's racked up 340 catches for 4,246 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns after his eight seasons so far.

Agholor's last two campaigns with the Patriots were underwhelming, however, as he finished with fewer than 500 yards both years and saw his role diminish in New England's offense. Baltimore is hopeful that he can bounce back and provide some depth to a passing attack that has struggled to find quality receivers lately.

After ranking 28th in the NFL in passing yards last year, the Ravens could use a boost from Agholor, who will try to become a dependable weapon for Jackson and re-establish his value as a legitimate receiving threat.

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