Willie Snead To Join Ravens

Willie Snead is officially a member of the Ravens. The Saints informed the wide receiver on Monday morning that they will not be matching his offer sheet (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter). 

The Saints used the low level tender on Snead this offseason, which tagged him with only a one-year, $1.907MM placeholder. The move came as something of a surprise, but the Saints did not want to pay him upwards of $2.9MM via the second round tender after a forgettable 2017.

Right at the deadline for restricted free agents, the Ravens inked Snead to a two-year, $7MM offer sheet with another $3.4MM in incentives. After the Saints signed an RFA wide receiver of their own in Cameron Meredith, there was no real scenario in which they would have matched.

The Ravens upgraded their wide receiver stable by adding Michael Crabtree and John Brown in March. They were expected to target a WR3 type in the draft this weekend, but the addition of Snead will allow them to prioritize other areas of need.

Snead virtually disappeared from the Saints’ offense last year, but he averaged 70 catches for 940 yards and four touchdowns between 2015 and 2016. He won’t turn 26 until October, so the Ravens see serious potential in the former UDFA.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Willie Snead To Join Ravens

  1. tylerall5

    Ravens pass attack looks dangerous now if all three wideouts can perform to their potential.

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  2. I think this was the best wr signing they had this year. Crabtree is alright but I think snead will be a huge target monster for Flacco.

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    • baltbirds7

      Hopefully! I love the incentives contract idea. He has to perform above potential in order to have a chance at a next contract

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  3. tank62
    tank62

    The guy had 92 yards last year and people are acting like he’s Jerry Rice

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    • Suspended and injured didn’t help last year numbers. Flacco needs all the help he can get.

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      • tank62
        tank62

        Played in 11 games and got 92 yards. Still bad any way you cut it

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        • mgrap84

          Seeing that he didn’t have many targets, you can’t really judge him. He can’t force Brees to throw him the ball. Before last year, he has pretty good numbers. Either way he is an upgrade over what they had last year.

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  4. E munchy

    What good are 3 new cars if you don’t know how to drive any of them. They can sign whomever they like Flacco is still the QB and that moron Marty is still the o coordinator. Until they change how they do things, like Kubiak did I am on a wait and see basis. I hope it works out but until it does it’s gonna be just like any other year of stagnant ravens offense.

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