Baltimore Ravens

Former Ravens Chris Givens, Brynden Trawick both find new homes

Courtney Upshaw, Daryl Smith and Chris Canty remain unrestricted free agents, but two other members of the 2015 Ravens agreed to deals with new teams yesterday.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they signed wide receiver Chris Givens to a one-year deal. Sources confirmed that safety/special teams standout Brynden Trawick signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.


They joined offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele (Raiders) and quarterback Matt Schaub (Atlanta Falcons) as Ravens free agents who signed elsewhere.

Givens, 26, was acquired by the Ravens from the St. Louis Rams in early October for a future conditional draft pick. However, the deep threat struggled to make an impact, catching 19 balls for 346 yards and one touchdown in 12 games, including six starts.


The Ravens really didn't have a need for Givens with the team having signed Mike Wallace and with optimism that 2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman will return after missing all of the 2015 season with a knee injury.

Givens visited the New York Jets on Tuesday before signing with the Eagles today.

Trawick, 26, took a free-agent visit to the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday before he reached a verbal agreement with the Raiders today. Trawick was a restricted free agent and wasn't tendered a contract by the Ravens last week.

He played in all 16 games for the Ravens in 2015 and led the team with nine special teams stops.