You can add another name to the list of wide receivers that the Baltimore Ravens' are going to take a look at this week, prior to the rookies and select veterans (which interestingly includes Willis McGahee) reporting on Monday. Former New Orleans Saints and most recently Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Joe Horn (originally drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs) has been reportedly contacted by the Ravens regarding their looking at adding a wideout (or two) to the receiving corps. Horn, who has not played since 2007, is a 13 year NFL veteran, with over 600 receptions and 8,700 yards, with 58 touchdown catches. However, his last NFL season as a Falcon was insignificant and his last three overall showed a significant decline in production.
Here are the stats from his last four years:
Joe Horn: Age: 37; 6'1", 211 lbs.; Experience-13th season
Year Team Rec. Yards Avg. TD's
2007 Atlanta 27 243 9.0 1
2006 New Orleans 37 679 18.4 4
2005 New Orleans 49 654 13.3 1
2004 New Orleans 94 1,399 14.9 11
While he put up great numbers in the earlier years alongside his teammate on the Saints, Dante Stallworth, they had a pass-first offense even with Deuce McAllister at running back. At the same time, missing of the entire 2008 season along with his diminished production over the past few years, puts him in the same boat as D.J. Hackett and Drew Bennett. Furthermore, there is every reason to believe that the Ravens younger receivers will only improve with game exerience, while these guys are on the downward slopes, even spirals of their careers.
I'll take potential over experience, especially with ther higher risk of injury along with their poor recent numbers.