On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Feb. 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Poe Grams Poe will be available to surprise your loved one at work, home, or school. Poe will be stocking up for your Valentine at Giant Food, Smyth Jewelers, and Merritt Athletic Clubs to create a memorable experience that your loved one won’t forget!
  • Fri., Feb. 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Poe Grams Poe will be available to surprise your loved one at work, home, or school. Poe will be stocking up for your Valentine at Giant Food, Smyth Jewelers, and Merritt Athletic Clubs to create a memorable experience that your loved one won’t forget!
  • Sat., Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 AM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinic The purpose of the clinic is to provide prospective cheerleaders with the best preparation for try-outs on March 5th.
  • Sat., Mar. 05, 2016 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best cheerleading program in the NFL!
  • Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 11:00 AM EST Playmakers Tryouts The Playmakers are the Ravens promotional team. Come join us and become part of the best organization in the NFL.
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Marching Ravens Tryouts Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!
  • Sat., Apr. 02, 2016 2:00 PM EDT Torrey Smith Charity Basketball Game Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced that his annual charity basketball game will return to Baltimore on April 2 at Royal Farms Arena.
  • Thu., Apr. 28, 2016 8:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Fri., Apr. 29, 2016 7:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.
  • Sat., Apr. 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 in Chicago, IL.

News

Print
RSS

Committee To Replace Anquan Boldin

Posted Mar 24, 2013

Rotating players Tandon Doss, David Reed and Deonte Thompson would give different looks.


Replacing starting wide receiver Anquan Boldin may not fall to one person.

"I think it's going to be a committee thing," Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti said at the owners meetings.

The Ravens have several young wide receivers on the roster and they all bring different skills to the table. That means Baltimore could use a combination to add a wrinkle to the offense.

Third-year wideout Tandon Doss was groomed for Boldin's position and started to emerge as a wideout last year with seven receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. Like Boldin, he has a good set of hands and bigger build (6-foot-2, 207 pounds).

Baltimore re-signed wide receiver David Reed, who caught five passes for 66 yards. The 6-foot, 190-pounder is known for his quickness that could make him a natural fit for the slot.

The Ravens also have Deonte Thompson, an undrafted free agent out of Florida who made the active roster and caught five passes for 51 yards. Thompson's a speedster that could add another vertical element opposite wide receiver Torrey Smith. Bisciotti said coaches were "thrilled with" Thompson.

Head Coach John Harbaugh and Bisciotti also brought up last year's sixth-round pick, Tommy Streeter. Streeter was placed on injured reserve when camp ended with a foot injury, giving him essentially a red-shirt season. The 6-foot-5 prospect could be especially dangerous in the red zone.

"[Coaches] liked Tommy Streeter's development by the end of the year," Bisciotti said. "They thought that he finally started to get what it was like to be a pro."

Between Boldin, Smith and Jacoby Jones, they missed just one game all season. Boldin sat out the season-finale in Cincinnati. So, as Bisciotti said, the Ravens don't have much game experience on which to judge their young wideouts.

"We don't know what we have, but we believe that we have enough and we believe that there's enough guys there to compete," Bisciotti said.

"That's what good teams do. That's what Ozzie [Newsome] and John [Harbaugh] are good at. So I'm very confident that we're going to find that production inside our roster."

At the same time, Harbaugh said the Ravens will probably add somebody through the draft. Bisciotti didn't rule out a late free-agent addition either.

"There will be surprising cuts all the way up to August, and we'll be as aware as any team," Bisciotti said.

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos