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Ravens' 2016 receiver outlook

Which wide receivers will return in 2016 and what can they do?

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The Ravens wide receiver corps hasn't been what we thought it would be, as Michael Campanaro, Steve Smith, and Darren Waller are all on injured reserve and the Ravens are still waiting on Breshad Perriman. It's not the best picture now, but let's take a look at what the WR corps might look like in 2016.

Still Around:

Michael Campanaro and Jeremy Butler will both be entering the third year of their contract with the team. Jeremy Butler will be entering the final year of his contract with the team and Michael Campanaro is not a guarantee to make the team, as the 2016 Ravens might not have a roster spot available for the oft-injured player.

Breshad Perriman and Darren Waller will be entering the second year of their rookie contracts in 2016 and both of them will be fully healthy.

Free Agents:

Kamar Aiken will be a restricted free agent after the 2015 season. Aiken isn't the most talented receiver on the squad  but he's earned a roster spot for 2016 and the Ravens should have an easy time bringing him back, as he won't be much of a target for other teams to pursue and will be able to be brought back for cheap.

Chris Givens will also be a free agent after the season. He has eight games to show the Ravens why he should remain on the team and I could easily see him getting a small contract that keeps him in Baltimore.

Marlon Brown and Jeremy Ross are both entering free agency. Given how Ross has been a disappointment as a return man and how Brown has shown that his 2013 season was a fluke, the Ravens might very well opt to bring neither of them back.

Up In The Air:

Steve Smith has not yet decided whether he will retire or not after the season.

Free Agents and the Draft

The Ravens won't be signing any big name guys like Alshon Jeffery, but they might be able to get a veteran player like Rishard Matthews or Brian Quick for cheap.

There's also plenty of receiver that can be taken in the draft. Even if the Ravens don't take Laquon Treadwell with an early pick, there's still guys in the middle rounds that would be good. Tyler Boyd, Corey Coleman, Will Fuller, Demarcus Robinson, Pharaoh Cooper, Travin Dural are just a few of the receivers that can be found outside of the first round.

The Ravens receivers' have eight weeks to show who should stick around and it looks like the Ravens will have a  longer than normal offseason to get their receivers healthy and get some more targets in the passing game