Meet new Ravens wide receivers Ryan Grant and John Brown
By Sun staff reports
The Baltimore Sun|
Mar 14, 2018 at 9:15 AM
New contracts cannot be finalized until after 4 p.m. today, but the Ravens have reached agreements with Ryan Grant and John Brown. The former Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals wide receivers are the Ravens’ first additions geared toward making over the position.
While Grant and Brown aren’t No. 1 receivers, they are solid No. 2 and No. 3 options for a team that had just one wide receiver catch 50 passes and gain more than 700 yards last season (Mike Wallace with 52 catches and 748 yards).
Career stats: 84 catches for 985 yards, 11.7 yards per catch, six TDs
Why the Ravens signed him: One story in the Washington Post says “he’s a strong route runner, can adjust to inaccurate passes and is willing to make tough catches in traffic.” Know any Ravens receivers who do that? He also hasn’t missed a game in his four seasons with the Redskins. Another report said Redskins coaches loved him because he played special teams and knew all of the receiver positions.
Career stats: 173 catches for 2,515 yards, 14.5 yards per catch, 17 TDs
Why the Ravens signed him: Brown is just three years removed from a 65-catch, 1,003-yard, seven-touchdown season for Arizona in 2015, and he’s been a dangerous deep threat when healthy. He’s certainly an improvement over what the Ravens have at wide receiver.