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Baltimore Ravens give Kamar Aiken a second-round tender

The wide receiver is staying in Baltimore

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Kamar Aiken was one of the bright spots in Baltimore this season, breaking on to the scene with 75 receptions for 944 yards and five touchdowns. In his second year with the Ravens, the young receiver stepped up in the second half of the season, as he caught at least five passes for nine straight games. That kind of performance and those kind of numbers could look fairly appealing to another team, especially when the free agent market looks so weak this offseason. That concern is gone now, as the Ravens have officially given Kamar Aiken the second round tender.

While the tender doesn't guarantee that Aiken will remain in Baltimore, it will certainly come pretty close to doing so, as it is unlikely that a team will part with a second round pick in exchange for Aiken.

Regardless, the move keeps Aiken in Baltimore, a plus seeing as Aiken has established himself as a solid possession receiver and has built up a chemistry with Joe Flacco. Keeping him around allows Joe to keep another one of his familiar targets.