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Report: TE MyCole Pruitt visited with the Ravens this week

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On Thursday evening, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Ravens had a free agent visit this week with veteran TE MyCole Pruitt. Fowler also noted that Pruitt is scheduled to meet with the 49ers next week —

Pruitt, 29, has been with the Titans for the past three seasons. He appeared in 42 games with Tennessee, drawing 15 total starts and accumulating 32 receptions on 45 targets for 343 yards and four touchdowns. Prior to his recent stint with the Titans, Pruitt played four three different teams in four years since entering the league in 2015.

As his lack of gaudy receiving numbers suggest, Pruitt is primarily a blocking tight end. It’s a bit a surprising to learn the Ravens brought him in for a visit given the number of tight ends they already have in the mix. There is an open competition for the third tight end spot behind Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle, but it’s hard to imagine the Ravens signing someone at this stage like Pruitt and him winning the job.

The Ravens re-signed Eric Tomlinson this offseason, traded for Josh Oliver and selected TE/FB Ben Mason in the sixth round of the draft. Rising sophomores and former UDFA’s Jacob Breeland and Eli Wolf are also in the mix, as well.

Given Pruitt left without a deal and is meeting with San Francisco next week, the odds of the Ravens signing him appear very slim. It is interesting, though, that they sought to schedule a visit with him. It could just be Eric DeCosta keeping tabs on the market and doing diligence, or perhaps it suggests the Ravens aren’t entirely sold on any of the candidates for the No. 3 tight end spot just yet.