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Ravens Officially Sign Wide Receiver Nelson Agholor

WR Nelson Agholor
WR Nelson Agholor

The Ravens made their first official addition in free agency when wide receiver Nelson Agholor signed his contract Wednesday.

According to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, it's a one-year deal for $3.25 million with incentives that could bring it to $6.25 million. 

Baltimore has been in the wide receiver market as the Ravens look to bolster their passing attack in 2023. Agholor, 29, adds another big-play threat to the wide receiver corpsentering his ninth season.

A former first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, Agholor had back-to-back strong seasons in 2017 and 2018, topping 700 receiving yards in each and scoring 12 touchdowns combined.

He left the Eagles after five seasons and signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, where he had his biggest campaign in 2020 with 896 yards on 48 catches and eight touchdowns. He averaged 18.7 yards per catch that season, which was the second-best mark in the NFL.

Agholor then signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the New England Patriots, but the match didn't take off. He didn't top 500 yards in his first season, and last year he posted 31 catches for 362 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games (seven starts).

The Ravens hope that Agholor can get back to his previous production under their coaching. In Baltimore, Agholor will reunite with his former wide receivers coach at USC, Tee Martin, and his former wide receivers coach with the Eagles, Greg Lewis.

Baltimore has Rashod Bateman returning as the top wideout, as well as Devin Duvernay. But the Ravens have been clear about their desire to make over the wide receiver room. Adding Agholor will likely not be the end of it, as the Ravens have been linked to just about every first-round wide receiver in mock drafts. The Ravens also reportedly were one of the teams that visited with veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. at this week's Owners Meetings.

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