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November 19 2017, 06:59 | Sammy Rose
Bills fans react on Twitter to Jeremy Maclin signing with Ravens
Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, the team have confirmed. Maclin was also coming off the worst season of his career as he caught 44 passes for 536 yards and two touchdowns while playing just 12 games past year and battling groin injuries.
With Maclin out of the mix, the Chiefs will give emerging second-year pro Tyreek Hill - arguably the league's fastest player and most dynamic returner - the first shot at the coveted "Z" position, the spotlight-receiver spot in Andy Reid's West Coast offense. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Maclin, who was cut by the Chiefs more than a week ago, would be making his choice on his next soon.
As much as an offense with high-caliber receivers like Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin would be insane - plus it's always good to stick another one to a division rival, Reggie McKenzie is not going to ruin the Raiders' cap situation and I agree with him.
With Maclin now in Baltimore, it will be interesting to see if the Eagles end up signing another receiver prior to training camp.
We have signed WR Jeremy Maclin to a two-year deal! The Ravens may have lost as many games as they won last season, but just one of those losses came by more than seven points.
Maclin will provide a huge boost to the Ravens offensive that needed a wide receiver.
The Jets released wide receiver Eric Decker, six days after saying they would do so if they couldn't work out a trade. However, in his last full year in the NFL, Decker caught 80 balls for 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns. Apparently, returning to the Eagles was a possibility for Maclin even though they already brought in Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery this offseason. He hasn't played since, missing the last 13 games in 2016 and remains in the protocol eight months later.
No matter Baltimore's exact plans for Maclin, it should be giving thanks for his surprise availability.
Maclin also happens to be in the prime of his career, having just turned 29-years-old, while Wallace will turn 31 in August, and Perriman has just 66 unimpressive targets in his career.