Ravens sign Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to offer sheet

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The Ravens aren’t finished trying to rebuild their receiving corps.

According to multiple reports, which PFT has confirmed, the Ravens have signed Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet worth up to $10.4 million.

The Saints have five days to match it, though it seems unlikely they would.

The Saints signed Bears RFA Cameron Meredith to join a group including Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn, which wouldn’t seem to leave much room for Snead at any price. They also brought back Brandon Coleman.

The Ravens have churned the position, getting rid of Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin, and Michael Campanaro, and bringing in free agents Michael Crabtree and John Brown.

Snead caught just eight passes last year, but was productive his first two years with the Saints, catching 69 and 72 passes. A three-game suspension last year left him out of the game plan early, but the Ravens obviously think he can return to form.

16 responses to “Ravens sign Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to offer sheet

  1. As a Saints fan, I have mixed feelings about losing Snead, He was a battler for two years then last year became an after thought. Meredith signed for two year at less than the ravens are offering Snead, no need for Snead at this stage of the game…best of luck.

  2. Saints should easily be able to match considering how bad off the Ravens are. I am surprised Snead even went there to visit and/or isn’t getting more action.

  3. If Breshad Perriman is allowed to be the water boy, does his salary count against the cap?

  4. I hope the Ravens brass doesn’t think this excuses them from drafting a WR if their is a good one available when their turn comes up.

  5. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints let him walk. They just snagged Cameron Meredith in free agency, and have a pretty good WR group. If they still need anyone, they likely will pick up one more in the draft or an undrafted rookie for cheap. Goodluck to Snead on the Ravens.

  6. The Ravens are overpaying him, but at least he can now afford an Uber after hanging-out in the bars. Good luck Willie, get your career back ontrack.

  7. Snead is a solid pickup, he’s the slot wideout the Ravens haven’t had in a long time. Upgrade over Campanaro. I don’t think the move has much to do with their interest in Dez, more than it’s Dez interest in joining the Ravens. His intentions are clear to join an NFC East team and the Giants have cleared way for that via releasing Marshall.

  8. Great pickup at slot receiver, but don’t expect a WR till the 3rd rd at the soonest.

  9. Payton will find his replacement just like Lance Moore, Kenny Stills now Willie Snead all had similar roles with Saints.

  10. good luck to the young baller he did his thing for the saints but then got the dui missed practice got fat and didnt get it together in 2017. still could return to what he was tho. no significant injuries.

  11. Saints ain’t getting Dez!

    Saints signed Brandon Coleman a couple of days ago in anticipation of the Ravens signing Snead. Saints were working ahead of Ravens offer.

    Saints ain’t matching this offer to keep Snead but they will make Ravens wait the full five days to announce it.

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