Cut by the Raiders on Thursday, Michael Crabtree is visiting the Baltimore Ravens, per Rapoport. Ryan Grant, who agreed to a deal with the Ravens earlier in the week, did not sign the contract after something was discovered during his physical and he will not be joining the Ravens, Rapoport reported.
The fifth-year veteran was ranked No. 59 on the Top 101 list.
The Jaguars also signed former Rams safety Cody Davis and former Redskins tight end Niles Paul. Rapoport reported Paul’s deal is for two years and a little less than $5 million, per a source.
Give Henry and Lewis a 50-50 split of the snaps on early downs to keep Lewis fresh, give the former Eagles draftee most of the third-down reps, stick Henry in near the goal line, and you’ve got a functional rotation at halfback.
It does seem bizarre, though, that coaches and personnel men leave the Patriots and fail to notice how Bill Belichick rarely commits serious resources to running backs.
The only running back to ever get a contract this big (after adjusting for cap inflation) with the Patriots was Corey Dillon, and his five-year deal ended up turning into a mess and lasted two seasons.
I wouldn’t doubt Lewis’ talent, but it’s telling that Belichick is confident that he can always find another useful running back, and his personnel tree doesn’t feel the same way.
The move: The New York Jets are adding QB Teddy Bridgewater on a one-year deal after bringing back QB Josh McCown.
As the QB dominoes fell on Tuesday, Gang Green found itself resorting to a backup plan. Bridgewater could pay huge dividends if he is healthy and returns to his pre-injury form, but New York remains very much up in the air at quarterback. The Jets should be squarely in the market to draft a passer, but they might have to move up from No. 6 to leapfrog the Broncos and avoid being jumped by the Bills and/or Cardinals.
The move: The Green Bay Packers are bringing on former New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson.