The official signing period for free agency doesn’t begin until 4 p.m. on Thursday, but two veteran receiver options are already off the board for the Ravens.
Former New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall won’t have to change his address after agreeing to a two-year, $12 million with the Giants on Wednesday morning. The 32-year-old was considered a potential fit for the Ravens by many outsiders — including retired Raven Steve Smith — but it remains unclear whether the organization ever engaged in dialogue with Marshall after he was cut by the Jets last week.
Washington veteran Pierre Garcon has also been identified by many as the prototype receiver that the Ravens covet, but he appears set to join the San Francisco 49ers. According to ESPN, the 31-year-old is expected to earn $16 million in the first year of a deal that can’t be finalized until Thursday.
The Ravens have already lost top veteran Steve Smith to retirement this offseason and appear unlikely to retain free agent Kamar Aiken, who led the team in receiving in 2015.