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It’s no secret that the Baltimore Ravens don’t have a ton of reliable or proven talent at the wide receiver position this year despite having one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and the team made a big move to try to change that this week, signing a former top-five pick to help bolster that position.

According to a report from league insider Tom Pelissero of The NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens have claimed former first-round pick Sammy Watkins, adding the veteran receiver to their roster.

“The #Ravens claimed WR Sammy Watkins off waivers, per source,” Pelissero said in a Tweet on Wednesday.

The move comes after Sammy Watkins was released from the Green Bay Packers on Monday. Watkins now rejoins the Baltimore Ravens after playing with the team during the 2021 season, as well.

Watkins was a star for the Clemson Tigers star at the college level and was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. It’s fair to say that hasn’t quite lived up to the high expectations attached to a top-five pick, he did average over 1,000 receiving yards during his first two seasons in the league.

The Ravens obviously hope that Watkins will add a little boost to their offense as they compete for an AFC North title and head toward the playoffs.

[Tom Pelissero]