Ravens may consider signing Antonio Brown
Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta continues to be rather vague when asked whether the team has thought about signing free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown.
DeCosta said he has tried to follow former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome’s notion of exploring all possibilities prior to September. However, he did not mention Brown, specifically (via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk):
“We’re always assessing the players out there on the streets,” DeCosta said. “We’re looking at guys, we’re making decisions that we think are best for the clubs. If we think there’s a guy out there who fits us, who’s got the skill set to provide value, we’ll certainly pounce on that kind of guy. As Ozzie always used to tell me, we don’t play games until September. So, we’ve got a lot of time to build the best team we can build and we’ll continue to do that. I look at this time period right here after the draft as a great opportunity to get better as a football team and we will look to do that.”
The idea of Baltimore looking into Brown really began to pick up momentum after he worked out with Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and receiver Marquise Brown at the beginning of this month.
Wide receiver was seemingly a position of need for the Ravens heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. But DeCosta actually chose to add LSU linebacker Patrick Queen and Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins before selecting Texas receiver Devin Duvernay in the third round.
The Ravens might still have some cap space to play around with, and Brown would immediately become a top target in Baltimore.
While DeCosta will ultimately have to decide whether signing Brown “fits” the Ravens’ culture, he is apparently open to pursuing all opportunities before the season starts.