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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ravens to turn to Michael Crabtree after Ryan Grant fails physical

Michael Crabtree

The Baltimore Ravens are expected to turn their focus to wide receiver Michael Crabtree after Ryan Grant failed his physical.

Baltimore had agreed to a four-year, $29 million deal with Grant, who had 45 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns last season — all career-high marks. But then Crabtree became available after the Raiders released him following their signing of Jordy Nelson.

Crabtree has much more appeal than Grant and is a far more accomplished player. Even in a down season last year, Crabtree had 58 catches for 618 yards and eight touchdowns — all of which dusted Grant’s numbers.

Some may find it curious that the Ravens are saying Grant failed his physical. It just seems logical that they came up with a way to back out of the deal once Crabtree became available.

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