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Ravens acquire WR Ryan Grant in four-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens are addressing the wide receiver position in the offseason by acquiring their second wide receiver on Tuesday. After signing wide receiver John Brown, the Ravens picked up another wide receiver in Ryan Grant who played four seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Grant's contract is heavy for his prominence at $29 million with $14.5 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus. Clearly, the Ravens see Grant, 27, in their long-term plans. The Ravens signed former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown hours earlier who signed a one-year 5M deal with incentives up to 6.5M.

Ryan Grant played his first four seasons with the Washington Redskins. — by NBC Sports
Ryan Grant played his first four seasons with the Washington Redskins. — by NBC Sports

Grant played all 64 games with the Redskins. He is going into his fifth season coming out of Tulane in fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season, he was very productive after the Redskins traded nine-year veteran Pierre Garcon to the San Francisco 49ers.

Grant emerged as a a number two option at the wide receiver position behind Jamison Crowder. After having only 9 catches in 2016, Grant had a career high 45 catches , 573 yards and four touchdowns. He also had a career-high 65 targets.

In his career, he has 84 receptions, 985 receiving yards, 11.7 yards per catch and six touchdowns.

Grant played all 64 games with the Redskins. He is going into his fifth season coming out of Tulane in fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  — by Rant Sports
Grant played all 64 games with the Redskins. He is going into his fifth season coming out of Tulane in fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  — by Rant Sports

Grant's best game last year came against the Dallas Cowboys where he had five receptions, 76 yards and one touchdown. However, the Redskins lost that game big 38-14 on Nov. 30. He had season-high five catches against the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 29.

With Brown, Grant would complement Brown on his speed and help move the chains on more intermediate routes. Plus, Grant is dependable and durable since he has played every game in his four-year NFL career.

This article was originally published on @jimferch