Report: Ravens set to sign WR Brandon Stokley

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Brandon Stokley won't have Peyton Manning to throw him passes anymore. (Getty Images)
Brandon Stokley won't have Peyton Manning to throw him passes anymore. (Getty Images)

Though receiver Brandon Stokley said he wanted to stay with the Broncos following the 2012 season, his 37th birthday in June apparently canceled out the fact that this 45-catch, 544-yard, five-touchdown season last year was his best since 2008.

But with the Ravens missing receiver Anquan Boldin and without the services of injured tight end Dennis Pitta for this season, they plan to sign Stokley to a contract, according to the Baltimore Sun.

It'd be Stokley's second stint in Baltimore -- he spent the first four seasons of his career there from 1999-2002. But he was not one of the team's top receivers while with the Ravens.

It was only when Stokley began catching passes from Peyton Manning with the Colts that he began to put together consistent 40-plus-catch seasons (and a career-best 68 receptions in 2004).

The reported signing tells you that the Ravens front office might not be completely confident with its receiving corps depth after Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones. While Stokley likely won't have big-play capability, he's still a solid possession receiver that would provide a steadying presence on the Ravens squad.

Follow Josh Katzowitz on Google+

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

May 6, 2015
Deflategate report (3:41)
May 6, 2015
Latest on 'Deflategate' with La Canfora
May 6, 2015
LeSean McCoy accuses Chip Kelly of racism
May 6, 2015
We Need To Talk: The maturity of Jameis Winston


Most Popular Shop

Men's adidas Stephen Curry White Golden State Warriors 2015 MVP Caricature T-Shirt

Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 2015 MVP
Get the gear
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl