Ravens still looking for Anquan Boldin’s replacement

anquan boldinRavens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta told the Baltimore Sun that they’re still looking for a veteran wide receiver after trading away Anquan Boldin this offseason.

“I think the hunt goes on,” DeCosta said.. “We’re still working. The roster is not set. We’re always evaluating. We’re always looking at guys. Guys get signed, guys get cut.

“Our pro personnel department looks at all available players and we’ll make a decision at some point of what we want to do at that position. There are definitely some players out there. We’ll consider all options.”

The Ravens are also looking for the receivers on their roster to step up.

“We’re very excited about Jacoby and the progress he made throughout last season,” DeCosta said of Jones, who caught 30 passes for 406 yards and a touchdown last year in his first season in Baltimore. “We think we’ve got some very good young players that can step up and contribute. Deonte Thompson isn’t a heralded name, but a guy we think is going to be a good player. We’re excited about Tandon Doss. David Reed is a guy who’s had a lot of injuries. He’s flashed in practice and made plays.

“We’ve got some tight ends who can pick up the slack. Ed Dickson made some big plays last year in the Super Bowl, really played his best football in the playoffs. We’re excited to see him become what we thought he was going to be. We really think this is his chance to become a really good tight end in the NFL. Obviously, we’ve got Dennis Pitta, we’ve got Torrey Smith. We’ve got playmakers. We’re excited about what we can do on offense.”

The Ravens have done a great job finding replacements this offseason for the players they lost.  The final piece is a replacement for Boldin.