Ravens Sign Jeremy Maclin to Two-Year Deal, Filling Open Wide Receiver Slot

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The Ravens offense got a major boost today, with the franchise announced it’s closed a deal to sign former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to a two-year contract.

The franchise said Maclin has already passed his physical and will fly to Baltimore tomorrow to complete the deal. Terms of the contract haven’t been made public.

Maclin recorded 44 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns for the Chiefs last season. He hit those marks in 12 games, missing four with a groin injury.

The free agent wide receiver entered the Ravens’ sights last week after the Chiefs surprisingly released him after two years into a five-year, $55 million contract. Baltimore was competing with the Buffalo Bills to sign him.

The move will reunite Maclin with his former offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, who coached him over four seasons earlier on in his career with the Philadelphia Eagles, per BaltimoreRavens.com.

It also bolsters a Ravens squad that’s been short on good news to report so far this summer after losing Tavon Young and Dennis Pitta to injuries during OTAs. Maclin fills a whole left by Steve Smith Sr., who retired this year, and joins third-year receiver Brashad Perriman and fellow former Pro Bowler Mike Wallace in the lineup.

Smith, for his part, was rumored to be helping the team recruit Maclin last week. His efforts may have paid off.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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