Before the start of free agency, it was previously reported that six teams were interested in the services of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken. Coming off a frustrating season, Aiken was hoping teams would look past a 2016 year that saw his playing time decrease and focus more on the kind of player that he can be, as was displayed in 2015. Unfortunately, for Aiken, his market has been rather slow to develop and he has had to watch the first wave of free agency as his fellow Ravens teammates got big contracts. Players such as Lawrence Guy, Kyle Juszczyk, and Rick Wagner all departed, while Brandon Williams rejoined the Ravens. Not only that, but Aiken was not a part of the first wave of wide receiver deals like Alshon Jeffery, Terrell Pryor and Pierre Garcon. Now, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Aiken is finally garnering some interest and visits are now being set up as free agency continues.
Free agent WR Kamar Aiken is visiting the #Colts today, source said. He visits the #Seahawks on Monday.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2017
The interest from the Seattle Seahawks comes as no surprise considering they were one of the six teams that were previously interested in Aiken. Along with being one of three teams that were "strong candidates" to land the free agent wide receiver, according to Yahoo Sports Jason Cole.
With this being the second wave of free agency for the wide receiver market, it doesn't look like Aiken will get a decent sized contract. Aiken might have to settle for a one year "prove it" type deal, especially after his play declined in 2016. Seattle and Indianapolis are good places to have that kind of year, and Aiken can capitalize on it the very next offseason with a pay day.
Despite their aggressiveness in free agency, the Ravens are still in the market for a wide receiver with guys like Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, Michael Floyd, and Aiken himself still available. In any other situation, this would almost scream for Aiken to return, especially since he fits what Baltimore is looking for. However, due to his frustrations from a year ago, Aiken might be best to settle somewhere else. Leaving the Ravens still in search of a wide receiver.