On Monday, The Ravens released wide-legged receiver Miles Boykin, parting after three years of dormancy in Baltimore.
Boykin, the third-round pick of 2019, broke away from the most disappointing season of his NFL career and this year reached a salary limit of $ 2.8 million. The release of Boykin, who has been the subject of off-season trade rumors, saves ravens capped about $ 2.5 million in space for cops.
Boykin 6 feet and 4 yards tall, the best in the team blocking a wide receiver and an excellent in special teams, demonstrated his promises as a rookie when he caught 13 on 198 yards and three touchdowns in a heavy attack. But he finished with just 266 yards and four touchdowns in 2020, his season was marred by communication problems with defender Lamar Jackson. His catch ratio (57.6%) was the lowest among all Ravens players with at least 10 tricks.
“I’m tougher on myself than anyone else, so when I make a mistake, I understand.” Boykin told The Baltimore Sun in October 2020. “I’m not going to make excuses about that. I’m not going to jump. I understand that I made a mistake and I have to correct it. “
Last year, Boykin struggled at the start of training camps and opened the season in reserve with injuries from a hamstring injury. He debuted the season in just 5 weeks and saw limited offensive filming over the next four weeks. A finger injury deprived Boykin from the 11th to the 14th week. He finished the season with one catch at 6 yards, both with low career rates.
Boykin’s release leaves the Ravens with only one rotating wide receiver above 6 feet: Rashod Bateman 6-1. It also leaves another spot on General Manager Eric DeCosta’s first draft in Baltimore. The Marquis’ wide receiver, Hollywood Brown, is the only projected starter of the 2019 class, which also included outside linebacker Ceylan Ferguson (third round), backer Justis Hill (fourth), guard Ben Powers (fourth (fourth) and fourth). ). ).
On Monday, the Ravens also announced the signing of four agents who do not have exclusive rights: quarterback Tyler Huntley, central Tristan Colon, domestic linebacker Christian Welch and longsper Nick Moore.
Huntley, who is entering his third year in Baltimore, like three other signings, started four games instead of Jackson last season 1-3. He executed 64.9% of his assists on 1,081 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. He also added 47 careers for 294 yards and two touchdowns.
Colon, who played in 12 games last year, starting with one, is expected to support Patrick Mecca at center. Welch has grown into a solid player of special teams and could fight for more shots in defense this year, while Moore skillfully replaced Morgan Cox in his first season as the starting long-term spear of The Ravens.