Saints won’t match Ravens offer to Willie Snead

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Wide receiver Willie Snead reported to Saints workouts last week without signing his restricted free agent tender, but he won’t be spending the rest of the offseason in New Orleans.

Snead signed an offer sheet with the Ravens late last week and PFT has learned, via a league source, that the Saints will not match the offer. Snead was tendered at the lowest level so Baltimore does not owe any compensation for signing the wideout.

It’s a two-year, $7 million contract for Snead with another $3.4 million available via incentives. Snead caught 141 passes for the Saints in 2015 and 2016 before dropping to eight catches in 11 games last season. Snead was suspended to start the year and never recovered his former role in the offense once he was reinstated.

He’ll try to find better footing with the Ravens, who have also added John Brown and Michael Crabtree to their receiving corps this offseason. They’ve been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Dez Bryant as well, but Snead’s addition doesn’t leave much space in the lineup at the moment.

The Saints signed Cameron Meredith as a restricted free agent earlier this offseason and he’ll join Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Brandon Coleman as targets for Drew Brees in 2018.

35 responses to “Saints won’t match Ravens offer to Willie Snead

  1. so long to the young baller. ravens is a quality organization with a recent sb win. may the young man willie snead catch many first downs and touchdown and cut some big checks for his hard work.

  2. This dude is straight garbage. He does have reliable hands but you’re paying 5 mill a year to a 4th wr and can’t get any separation. Played in 10 games and didn’t even break the century mark for the season.

  3. Snead was hurt last season which hurt his production. Obviously the Saints thought he may not reach his 2016 level of production, so they signed Coleman. Still, a good pickup by the Ravens if he stays healthy.

  4. datdude84 says:
    April 23, 2018 at 11:13 am
    This dude is straight garbage. He does have reliable hands but you’re paying 5 mill a year to a 4th wr and can’t get any separation. Played in 10 games and didn’t even break the century mark for the season.

    Not really good at math or reading are you? Its 7 for 2 years, not 5 a year. The 3.5 are incenitives meaning he has to reach goals to get that money. Therefore if he does it means he’s playing well and then would be worth it.

  5. datdude84 says:
    April 23, 2018 at 11:13 am
    This dude is straight garbage. He does have reliable hands but you’re paying 5 mill a year to a 4th wr and can’t get any separation. Played in 10 games and didn’t even break the century mark for the season.

    Not a good benchmark. In two previous seasons he nearly broke 1000 yards on 100+ targets each year, like many good receivers get. In 2017 he was targeted a whole 16 times. While I agree his 2017 percentage wasn’t good – 50% – it was an obvious drop off from his two previous seasons where he was pretty good. So he is hardly “garbage”. That said, I think the Saints were right to let him go.

  6. Almost the same contract as Cam Meredith who is coming off an ACL and MCL injury. Comparing the two I don’t see why you wouldn’t keep the healthier Snead but these are the Saints we’re talking about after all.

  7. Yep the same Saints that’s averaged a top 5 offense and passing game for over a decade. Sheesh

  8. I thought the John Brown signing was ok…until I looked at stats last 2 years. Ick. Crabtree decent. Snead is a gamble since he did nothing last year. At least it’s only 2 yr/$7m base. Not horrible. They still need to draft a WR and TE. WR first. 2nd (52 overall) Gesicki and Goedert probably won’t be there. 2nd seems too high for the others.

  9. feckyerlife says:

    April 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

    So do the raiders if last year was an indication

    raidernation210 says:
    April 23, 2018 at 10:53 am
    now all the ravens need is a qb

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    Guess his first 3 years wasn’t a good enough indication??

  10. TruFBFan says:
    April 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Not a good benchmark. In two previous seasons he nearly broke 1000 yards on 100+ targets each year, like many good receivers get.

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    Stretching it there, aren’t you? He got nowhere near 100 catches either year, and was more than 100 yds off from 1000 one of the two years. Also doesn’t have Brees throwing to him now. Might surprise and do well in Baltimore, but the bar’s pretty low on him.

  11. Snead is garbage. Ravens fans can be as excited as they want to be. He benefited from having Michael Thomas and brandin cooks to take the focus off of him. The moment he got his shot to become a true #2 wr he literally couldn’t get opened. He was indrafted for a reason and didn’t crack 100 yards for a reason. He wasn’t targeted because he couldn’t get open. He’s an avg blocker on top of it. Thanks for the effort Snead but good luck with Baltimore.

  12. All I can say is, Michael Thomas had better stay healthy. And as for Meredith, that’s a crap shoot.

  13. At least they won’t need to draft a wide receiver, and miss getting the pick in on time…again.

  14. Funny as soon as the Ain’ts lose Snead…he’s garbage and all the Raven haters come out of their holes. It’s amazing that these Raven haters remember every miss step made over the past 15 years or more and won’t admit to jealousy. Have to be watching every game and move to be able to recite everything Raven.
    And as far as needing a quarterback…Flacco suffered a torn acl two years ago and a herniated disc last year. Played in no training camp and no pre season games and had no receivers. I would have loved to have seen how Brady and Roethlisberger would have done with the receivers Flacco had to work with last year.

  15. I think the Ravens are setting the stage for a rebuild in 2019 if Flacco continues his decline – they can’t realistically get out of his contract til then so they have to make the best of things – these receivers will all be gone and DeCosta can try his hand at drafting WR & QB since Ozzie was never good at it – not likely that they do much more than flirt with the Playoffs for the foreseeable future – they can improve by just not putting half the roster on IR by week 3

  16. Joe Flacco has the same amount of SB wins as Drew Brees.
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    Yeah its not like Flacco had better, more consistent defenses at his disposal.

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