On Monday night,
Among the highlights was DeCosta acknowledging that the team's "hunt goes on" for a veteran wide receiver.
"We're still working. The roster is not set. We're always evaluating. We're always looking at guys," DeCosta said. "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."
General manager Ozzie Newsome echoed those comments in a radio spot on ESPN, saying they "could use a veteran receiver."
Still, DeCosta said he was pleased with the progress that
It wouldn't be surprising to see the Ravens hold off on signing that veteran wide receiver until this summer. That would allow them to give more reps in offseason workouts and minicamp to the young wide receivers I just mentioned. I'm guessing the Ravens would prefer that Doss or Reed or one of those other guys step up and seize the position so they didn't have to bring in a veteran.
But if the Ravens do feel they need to go that route, there are still a few adequate options left on the free-agent market, including receivers who could operate out of the slot, where the offseason trade of
Other free-agent wide receivers who could come on the cheap include
One more receiver to consider:
Stokley, of course, was drafted by the Ravens in 1999 and won a Super Bowl the following year. The 36-year-old hooked up with
Still, like I wrote earlier, one can assume their preference is to see Doss, Reed, or one or more of the team's other recent draft picks or undrafted rookie free agents seize the opportunity this spring. But the Ravens are still patiently waiting for one to break through, which is why "the hunt goes on" for DeCosta and company.