Well, this should help quiet the bellyaching about the Ravens’ lack of receivers from SOME factions of the fanbase.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Ravens have acquired Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans via trade.
While it had been rumored that the Bills were hoping to get a 3rd-round pick in exchange for Evans, it seems the Ravens were able to land the 8th-year veteran for a 4th rounder.
Apparently the Ravens’ brass was significantly underwhelmed last night by the performance of Torrey Smith to feel that they had to make this move. Evans instantly becomes the team’s #2 wide receiver, with Smith and Tandon Doss likely to work in as the #3-4 guys, depending on the offensive package.
Evans, 30, has had two 1000-yard receiving seasons (2006 and 2008), and averages 15.7 yards per reception for his career. He gives the Ravens a legitimate burner on the outside. In addition, Evans has been durable during his time in the NFL – he missed 3 games in 2010, the first time in his career he had missed even a single contest.
He was a Raven-killer as well. In last year’s contest, he caught 6 balls for 105 yards and 3 touchdowns at M&T Bank Stadium. In a 2007 game, he caught 5 for 98, and in the 2006 finale, 7 for 145 and a score.
Let’s hope Cam Cameron and Joe Flacco can get Evans up to speed quickly. We need all the help we can get.
Still, it doesn’t matter who the receivers are if the offensive line can’t keep Joe Flacco on his feet. O-line should be the next priority moving forward.