Reports: WR Grant fails physical, Ravens eye Crabtree


Free agent wide receiver Ryan Grant failed his physical with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, dissolving his four-year agreement with the team, according to multiple reports.

Grant's deal reportedly was worth $29 million over four years with $14 million guaranteed, but the sides are no longer expected to finalize a contract. Per ESPN, the issue found in the physical dates back to an injury sustained in Grant's final game with the Washington Redskins.

The Ravens have turned their attention elsewhere, with recently released Oakland Raiders wideout Michael Crabtree planning a visit Baltimore, according to multiple reports.

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Crabtree, 30, was released by the Raiders on Thursday after the team signed Jordy Nelson, who was cut loose by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday. Crabtree's production dipped to 58 catches for 618 yards in 2017, but he still nabbed eight touchdowns. His 25 touchdown grabs in three seasons with the Raiders ranked fifth in the NFL over that span.

A former first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, Crabtree has 579 catches for 6,870 yards and 51 touchdowns in 125 games (122 starts) across nine NFL seasons.

Grant, 27, is coming off a career season that saw him haul in 45 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns. The 2014 fifth-round pick by Washington had 84 receptions, 985 receiving yards and six touchdowns in his four seasons with the Redskins. He has never missed an NFL game.

Baltimore was rumored to be interested in several top free-agent wideouts earlier in the week, but bigger names such as Allen Robinson and Donte Moncrief signed elsewhere. The Ravens did agree with former Arizona Cardinals speedster John Brown on Tuesday before releasing veteran Jeremy Maclin on Wednesday.

--Field Level Media

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