5:20pm: Givens did not fetch much in this trade, with the Ravens set to send the Rams a seventh-round pick in 2018, ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley reports (on Twitter).
9:20am: The Ravens have announced (via Twitter) that they’ve acquired Givens and placed Campanaro on the IR.
9:02am: The Ravens have acquired wide receiver Chris Givens from the Rams, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). Albert Breer of the NFL Network tweets that the Rams will receive a future seventh-round pick in return. St. Louis will also presumably have an open roster spot for the time being.
The Ravens finished Thursday night’s contest with only three healthy receivers, so it’s not a surprise that they were looking to add more depth at the position. The Rams inclusion in the deal isn’t a surprise either, as Brian Quick is back in the picture for the Rams. ESPN.com’s Nick Wagoner opines (via Twitter) that Givens could have been inactive going forward.
Givens, a fourth-round pick in 2012, had his best season as a rookie, compiling 42 catches for 698 yards and three touchdowns. Since then, the 25-year-old has caught 46 passes for 735 yards and one score, including only one seven-yard pass this season. While Givens returned 23 kickoffs in 2012, he’s only returned five in the past three seasons.
Regardless of the stats, the Wake Forest product will be welcomed in Baltimore. Despite reports that wideout Michael Campanaro would only be week-to-week with a herniated disk, Zrebiec tweets that the second-year player will actual be placed on the injured reserve.
Meanwhile, rookie receiver Breshad Perriman is out indefinitely following arthroscopic surgery on his PCL, while veteran Steve Smith‘s status is uncertain after he sustained a lower back contusion on Thursday.