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Reports: Ravens Hosting Former AAF Wide Receiver


Looking for help at wide receiver, the Ravens reportedly hosted free agent Chris Thompson for a visit Wednesday, via Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network.

Thompson caught eight passes for 123 yards in eight games with the Orlando Apollos of the American Football Alliance before the league recently suspended operations after just two months.

An undrafted rookie from Florida in 2017, Thompson signed with the Houston Texans, earned a place on their practice squad, and was eventually promoted to the 53-man roster. Thompson caught five passes for 84 yards with the Texans before being released prior to the 2018 season. The six-foot, 170-pound Thompson also has experience as a kick and punt returner – a role which could enhance his value to the Ravens.

The Ravens are retooling their wide receiver corps this offseason after releasing Michael Crabtree and John Brown. On Monday, they signed wide receiver Seth Roberts, who had been released by the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, it would not be surprising to see the Ravens select a wide receiver or two in the upcoming draft.

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