The Baltimore Ravens reportedly brought in wide receiver Jeremy Kerley for a workout on Tuesday.
Source: former Jets WR Jeremy Kerley worked out for the Ravens today.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 26, 2017
This signing would make a ton of sense for Baltimore. The Ravens are gearing up for a playoff run, but the lack of consistent playmakers at the wide receiver position, and the health of Jeremy Maclin leave much doubt as to how serious of a contender Baltimore will be.
Jeremy Kerley spent much of this season with the New York Jets before being suspended and eventually released for a PED violation. The year before, Kerley was with the San Francisco 49ers, where he was a solid player. He recorded 64 receptions for 667 yards and three touchdowns.
Kerley isn’t a No. 1 WR or anything like that, but he is a better option than what the Ravens currently have past their top two receivers. Mike Wallace is clearly the team’s best receiver, right now, with Jeremy Maclin just behind him, when healthy.
Chris Moore has impressed as of late, but he has not proven he can be counted on just yet, especially in the playoffs. Breshad Perriman has only been active for 11 games this season. Not to mention, three times he was a healthy scratch. Perriman has not made much of an impact this season.
Kerley would give Baltimore a veteran target for Joe Flacco, who is able to make contested catches. Signing him would be a good move for the playoffs, but only if it’s for the right price of course. The Ravens need all the help they can get at the receiver position, especially if Maclin’s injury will keep him out longer than expected.