Harbaugh: "We're not going to shy away from adding players"
By Jamison Hensley
Aug 05, 2011 at 1:55 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said "it's a possibility" that the Ravens would add a veteran wide receiver after the team lost out on Malcom Floyd, who re-signed with the San Diego Chargers.
The free-agent wide receivers available include: Derrick Mason, Steve Smith, Jerricho Cotchery, Randy Moss (who says he's retired), Terrell Owens (who is coming off knee surgery), Bryant Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
"We're not going to shy away from adding players," Harbaugh said. "I think we'd be happy to bring in a really good player. That doesn't mean we're not looking at guys like [James] Hardy."
Moss' agent declined comment on the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. Cotchery's agent said "numerous teams" are interested in the former New York Jets wide receiver but wouldn't say whether the Ravens were one of them.
"We're trying to determine the best fit for him," agent Jack Scharf said.
"The history is guys can play right out of the game," Harbaugh said. "We're not going to lower the bar for these guys. The bar is high, and they knew what they getting into when we drafted them. We did draft them because we thought they were guys that would get up to speed quickly. They're smart guys. They catch the ball well. They're good football players."