NFL Rumors: Baltimore Ravens to Meet With Wide Receiver Michael Gallup

The Baltimore Ravens aren't standing pat after an underwhelming offensive showing in the AFC Championship game. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Ravens have scheduled a visit with former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup.

Gallup burst onto the scene after being drafted 81st overall by the Cowboys in 2018, hauling in 158 receptions for 2457 yards and 13 touchdowns over his first 46 appearances. Unfortunately, a late-season ACL tear in 2021 sapped his career of much of its momentum: He has averaged a mere 27.2 receiving yards per game at an underwhelming 6.4 yards per target over his last two seasons. If Gallup can get back on track, he could be a potent complement to promising wide receiver Zay Flowers and three-time Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews.

The Ravens had one of their greatest seasons in franchise history in 2023: they finished with the AFC's top seed, and their quarterback Lamar Jackson won his second MVP since 2019. That failed to translate to playoff success: Jackson struggled mightily in the AFC Championship game, absorbing four sacks and turning the ball over twice in a 17-10 defeat. That's become a pattern for Jackson: He's 2-4 in the postseason now, averaging a frustrating 5.27 net yards per passing attempt and a sack on 11.8% of his dropbacks.

The Ravens have room for a veteran receiver on their roster; Odell Beckham appears poised to find a new home this offseason. Beckham didn't quite live up to his one-year, $15 million contract in Baltimore, finishing with only 35 receptions for 565 yards and 3 touchdowns. In a perfect world, Gallup could conceivably match that sort of production at a fraction of the cost.

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