The Cleveland Browns are continuing their quest to get younger at several positions, and their latest move towards doing so is the release of 30-year-old wide receiver Andrew Hawkins.
As with just about any receiver that hits the market, the Baltimore Ravens will likely be connected with the former Bengal and Brown, and in my opinion, rightfully so.
While Hawkins has never been a massive impact player, he has shown some abilities that may indicate that he could be a productive slot receiver for a team. His numbers dipped off the past few years, but in 2014, Hawkins had 824-yards on a team with Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel as the quarterbacks.
If the Ravens feel that they can get something close to that out of the slot receiver, he may be a good option for them to pickup, especially considering his market value is not very high right now. If they were able to bring in Hawkins on a one-year, low guarantee type deal, it might represent a nice pickup for an offense that needs wide receivers in a bad way.
There isn't (or at least shouldn't) be any guarantee that he’ll even make the team, but the potential that he could possibly revive his career in Baltimore may make the move worth it.