Report: Ravens Sign Veteran WR Nelson Agholor (Update – Browns Add Depth Too)

The Baltimore Ravens are adding to their wide receiver room, signing veteran wideout Nelson Agholor, according to this report from The Score’s Jordan Schultz. It’s a one-year deal worth up to $6.25 million.

As Schultz notes, Agholor has ties to the Ravens’ organization throughout his football career, including with new Ravens’ OC Tee Martin, a former Steelers’ quarterback who coached Agholor at USC.

Turning 30 in May, Agholor spent the last two seasons with the New England Patriots. In 2022, he caught 31 passes for 362 yards and two scores and had his best day against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week Two, six catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, leaping over CB Ahkello Witherspoon for his end zone trip.

Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles 20th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, he’s caught 340 career passes for 4246 yards and 31 touchdowns. He’ll look to be a weapon in the Ravens’ offense lacking much at wide receiver. Top wideout Rashod Bateman has struggled with injuries his first two years and aside from the team’s group of tight ends, there aren’t many options in the passing game. Even with the Agholor signing, the team is likely to address the position in the draft with one of their top picks. They could be in the market for one of the best receivers in the draft, potentially Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Boston College’s Zay Flowers, USC’s Jordan Addison, or TCU’s Quentin Johnston.

Overall, it’s been a quiet offseason for the Ravens, who still haven’t come up with an answer to Lamar Jackson’s contract situation.

UPDATE (2:14 PM): The Cleveland Browns are also adding a veteran on a one-year deal, signing speedster Marquise Goodwin. He averaged more than 14 yards per catch and four touchdowns last year with the Seattle Seahawks and is best known for his Olympian-level speed.

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