Needing to decide whether to retain restricted free agents by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Ravens apparently won’t be tendering a contract to wide receiver Tandon Doss.
A day after reaching a two-year agreement with linebacker Albert McClellan — who was also scheduled to be a restricted free agent — the Ravens will not offer the original-round tender of $1.43 million to Doss, according to The Sun. Baltimore is leaving the door open to retain Doss on a similar offer to the one given to McClellan, which would carry a lower cap figure for the 2014 season.
He would officially become a free agent on Tuesday afternoon if the Ravens do not offer him the first-round, second-round, or original-round tender amounts or sign him to a contract extension.
Doss had the best season of his career in 2013 as he caught 19 passes for 305 yards and averaged 15.6 yards per punt return filling in for the injured Jacoby Jones in the first half of the season. The 2011 fourth-round pick returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 3.
Though he’s never lived up to expectations, Doss was re-signed after being cut at the end of the 2013 preseason and finally carved out a role as a punt returner and as a reserve receiver. With Jones’ future with the Ravens uncertain, Doss could provide some return depth as well as another option on the depth chart at wide receiver.