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Report: Ravens called Broncos about Tim Patrick’s availability

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According to Denver Broncos’ reporters Zac Stevens and Benjamin Allbright, the Ravens reportedly inquired about the availability of wide receiver Tim Patrick.

Patrick, 27, went undrafted in 2017 and was actually signed by the Ravens as a UDFA. However, the Ravens released him just a couple of months later before the start of the 2017 regular season.

The 6-foot-4 wideout landed on his feet in Denver the following year and has steadily improved over the past three seasons.

In 2020, Patrick started in all 15 of his appearances and posted career-best numbers across the board. He caught 51 passes for 742 yards and scored six touchdowns. His six touchdown receptions led all Broncos’ pass-catchers by a wide margin.

The Ravens made a concentrated effort to improve their wide receiver corps this offseason, drafting two wideouts — Rashod Bateman and Tylan Wallace — and signing Sammy Watkins in free agency. Given the now-crowded nature of their receiver room, it is interesting to learn of their interest in Patrick.

With Bateman set to miss roughly a month of action — at least — after undergoing groin surgery, Eric DeCosta and the Ravens’ front office could be looking to further solidify the position via the trade market. Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin have also been absent from the majority of training camp with injuries of their own.

Watkins has been the mainstay at the position thus far, along with young wideouts like James Proche, Devin Duvernay, Tylan Wallace and Deon Cain, among others. A potential trade for Patrick would certainly have implications for wide receivers on the roster bubble.

Stay tuned for more updates and developments on this story, should there be any.