Monday, August 8, 2011
Ravens should pursue Bills WR Lee Evans
By James Walker
Here is some free advice for the Baltimore Ravens: They should call the Buffalo Bills.
There is a good chance Buffalo is willing to listen to trade offers for veteran receiver Lee Evans. Baltimore needs to pick up the phone and find out what the bounty is for the speedy receiver and make a quality offer.
The Ravens' front office -- one of the best in the NFL -- doesn't make many mistakes. But the team botched its receiver situation the past two weeks.
Baltimore cut reliable starter Derrick Mason to free up cap room. The goal was to get a younger, more dynamic replacement. But the Ravens failed to land San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd. That left Baltimore empty-handed.
This is a very important year for quarterback Joe Flacco. The Ravens would do Flacco a disservice by counting on a pair of rookies -- Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss -- to be his No. 2 and No. 3 receivers.
Evans, 30, has averaged 15.7 yards per reception during his eight-year career. He would provide the deep speed and veteran presence the Ravens covet. On top of that, Evans may be just a phone call away.