With the free agent signings of Michael Crabtree and John Brown, the Baltimore Ravens are doing their best to fulfill their promise of revamping the wide receiving corps. The team has even reached into the restricted free agent bag by bringing in Cameron Meredith and Willie Snead for visits. Baltimore even brought back Snead and unrestricted free agent Michael Floyd in for workouts, and reportedly they are considering giving Meredith an offer sheet.
All of that didn’t bode well for the Ravens wide receivers last year, as Jeremy Maclin was released, and Mike Wallace departed in free agency to the Philadelphia Eagles. Another name that was originally not expected to be back was Michael Campanaro. Campanaro was the teams’ lead return specialist in 2017, and when he is healthy, has shown his talent on the field as a playmaker. However, that hasn’t been the case often, due to his inability to stay healthy.
On Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec reported that Campanaro is taking his first free agent visit to the Tennessee Titans, and it appears the interest is serious. He also says that not only are the Titans and other teams are interested in his services, but the Ravens are still in on their return man. Despite recent reports of him not coming back.
WR/KR Michael Campanaro is expected to take a free-agent visit to the Tennessee Titans tomorrow, per sources. The Titans have been talking to Campanaro's agent for a couple of weeks now.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 4, 2018
A few other teams remain in on Campanaro and that includes the Ravens who are still looking for a slot receiver and a returner. It appeared a couple of weeks ago that the ship had sailed with Campanaro and the Ravens, but they remain in the mix.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) April 4, 2018
Over his four year career, Campanaro has shown what he can do as a slot receiver and as a kick returner. The problem, as always, is his health, as he has only played in 24 games as a Raven. He has scored a total of four touchdowns over the course of his career.
This being his first visit, and with the Titans being in contact with him recently before this scheduled visit, it will be interesting to see if Tennessee offers him a deal that he signs. For the Ravens, while some would say to not bring him back due to his injury history, The Ravens need a return specialist right now to go along with Chris Moore, and Campanaro has proven he can do it. The question will always be his health, and that has unfortunately held him back in his short career.