John Brown expected to sign with Ravens

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The Ravens are expected to sign receiver John Brown, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Cardinals made Brown a third-round pick in 2014, and he topped the 1,000-yard mark in 2015. He was diagnosed with the sickle-cell trait in 2016 and has had the same number of starts, fewer catches, fewer yards and fewer touchdowns the past two seasons combined than he did in 2015.

Brown, 27, made only 21 receptions for 299 yards and three touchdowns last season.

The Ravens can’t seem to solve their receiver problem. They again desperately have a need at the position with Mike Wallace a free agent, Jeremy Maclin a possible cut and Breshad Perriman having not lived up to first-round expectations.

19 responses to “John Brown expected to sign with Ravens

  1. Could also be the one who is supposed to deliver the football to receivers, who may also have a hand in the Ravens relievers woes.

  2. Hopefully they aren’t guaranteeing alot.. EXTREMELY talented, but he’ll probably never play due to constant muscle strains/pulls etc.

  3. Great. Just great. Best case I can think of: if Joe still can’t deliver, cut him after this year (when the salary cap hit is manageable.) Then move on once Eric DeCosta is in charge – this years’ WR draft class is weak, and Ozzie can’t draft a WR to save his life. Travis Taylor? Clayton Moore? Breshard Perriman? Ugh.

  4. When healthy, John Brown is a difference maker. He provides a deep threat and opens things up for other receivers on shorter routes.

  5. The Ravens have completely wasted this offense. AFCN receivers Brown, JuJU, Bryant, Green, Gordon, Landry and the Ravens are out here with John Brown and maybe Mike Wallace.

  6. Two of the best drafting teams each have their own black hole. The Ravens can’t draft wide receivers and the Steelers can’t draft cornerbacks.

  7. It’s not just the sickle cell, he also had a cyst on his back, and many times he just can’t practice or play. He’s unreliable.

    A great person, and talented when he’s on the field. But he’s also small with a sleight frame so he’s limited in what you can ask him to do.

    Expect him to be a speedster 4th or 5th WR who stretches defense when he isn’t out of commission.

    I wish him well and hope he returns to form, the Cards just couldn’t keep waiting for that to happen and commit to him on a free agent contract.

    I’m glad someone gave him some decent money. 6.5 mill for 1 year can set a person up for life.

  8. great deep speed, looking forward to him having his defender beat by 2-3 steps, then when Joe underthrows the deep ball, he will have to come back in, drawing the pass interference penalty

  9. ninetysixer says:
    March 14, 2018 at 8:51 am
    great deep speed, looking forward to him having his defender beat by 2-3 steps, then when Joe underthrows the deep ball, he will have to come back in, drawing the pass interference penalty
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    I too have been disappointed in Flacco’s performance these past few years. But one thing you can’t take away from him is his arm. The guy can flat out throw the deep ball to anyone.

  10. “I too have been disappointed in Flacco’s performance these past few years. But one thing you can’t take away from him is his arm. The guy can flat out throw the deep ball to anyone.

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    he CAN throw the deep ball, but does he in the game?

    that week 17 game he had Wallace wide open deep 3 times. twice he commically underthrew him and the third time did not even bother.

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