Ravens Open To Adding Free-Agent Receiver

There have been many talented free-agent wide receivers signed around the league, but there are still some good targets remaining in Head Coach John Harbaugh's eyes.

Harbaugh also sees options remaining in the tight-end market, as well.

The Ravens may be looking to add a veteran at both wide receiver and tight end considering the departure of Torrey Smith to San Francisco and Owen Daniels to Denver.

"I think there's still talent in both of those pools that we could add – if it works," Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh was specifically asked if the team was interested in adding a wide receiver.

"Yes, we'd be interested in adding any position right now – wide receiver being one of them," he said. "If it's the right guy. It's got to fit as far as the player, the personality, the talent, obviously. And, of course, the financial part of it."

The top remaining wide receivers on the market are Michael Crabtree, Miles Austin, Greg Jennings, Brandon Lloyd and Hakeem Nicks. The Miami Dolphins have reportedly talked to Jennings and Crabtree, but they remain on the open market.

Harbaugh also noted that Baltimore could add a veteran who is released, like Jennings, which is more in line with their history in free agency. They may patiently wait for those future moves.

If Baltimore doesn't sign a veteran receiver, they do have experienced options already on the roster. And they could add to the position group via the draft.

Harbaugh expressed confidence in rising sophomore Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken to step up.

"They're going to have to handle more. That's going to be their job," Harbaugh said. "They're excited about it; they want to handle more. They're going to have their opportunity to prove it."

Aiken's role grew as the season went on last year. The one-time journeyman found a home in Baltimore and played in all 16 games. He made 24 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns.

"Aiken is a strong, physical receiver that's just gotten better every single practice, every single day," Harbaugh said. "I think if he continues to improve like that, he could be a really good player."

Campanaro dealt with hamstring and groin injuries last season and was able to only play in four games. He flashed during that time, however, making seven catches for 102 yards and a 19-yard touchdown.

"I think Campanaro is a talented guy in the slot," Harbaugh said. "He's gifted as far as getting open, catching the football and making plays after the catch. I'm excited to see if he can stay healthy and grow."

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