Tandon Doss on block? Ravens shopping wide receivers
- By Chris Wesseling
- Around the League Writer
- Published: Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
- Updated: Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.
The consensus around the NFL is that wide receiver is a weakness for the Baltimore Ravens as they embark on a defense of their Super Bowl title.
The organization doesn't see it the same way. In fact, coach John Harbaugh revealed Friday that the Ravens consider themselves so rich in young receiver talent that they're hoping to unload one in a trade.
"We'd love for someone who has a need, or who has a strength in an area where we need something, you'd like to think that we could do some business," Harbaugh said, via the Ravens' official website. "We are heavy in certain areas, and wide receiver is one of them. It's kind of interesting, you look at that position and people considered it a weakness of ours. There is a lot of depth there."
Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and slot receiver Brandon Stokley are locks for the final roster. Harbaugh said Friday that "it looks good" for rookies Marlon Brown and Aaron Mellette to make the team. Deonte Thompson is a candidate for injured reserve after straining his foot in the preseason opener.
That leaves LaQuan Williams and Tandon Doss as trade bait. The Ravens probably can forget about finding a suitor for Williams after The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that he suffered a hamstring injury in the preseason finale.
The Ravens' best hope is to swap Doss for another fringe talent at a different position.