Snead agreed to a one-year contract with the Raiders on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Snead is the second veteran wideout to join the Raiders in free agency, alongside fellow potential starter John Brown. While Brown operates best as a deep threat, Snead's skill set lends him to usage in the slot, as does his reliability as a blocker in the running game. After Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards failed to live up expectations as immediate starters in their rookie campaigns, the addition of two veteran wideouts could alleviate some pressure for them as sophomores.
Snead isn't sure if he'll re-sign with the Ravens this offseason, according to the team's official website. The 28-year-old slot receiver is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, coming off a 33/432/3 receiving line in 13 regular-season games in 2020. Snead's tenacity made him a good fit in Baltimore's run-heavy offense, but the team may reconsider its priorities at wide receiver, perhaps looking for players with more ability to separate from defensive backs. 2020 third-round pick Devin Duvernay would be one option to replace Snead if the veteran doesn't end up re-signing with Baltimore.
Snead (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans. Snead, who logged back-to-back limited practices Thursday and Friday, will thus return to action after missing the Ravens' Week 17 win over the Bengals. In 13 games this past season, Snead carried modest value in PPR formats, recording 33 catches (on 48 targets) for 432 yards and three TDs. That's a context that should carry into the postseason, with fellow wide receiver Marquise Brown bringing more big-play upside to the table in Baltimore's run-heavy offense.
Snead (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's wild-card game at Tennessee. After missing Wednesday's practice, Snead wrapped up the week with back-to-back limited listings on the Ravens' injury report. He'll be looking to return to action for the first time since Week 16, when he injured his ankle. Baltimore will make a ruling on Snead's availability about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:05 p.m. ET kickoff.
Snead (ankle) returned to a limited practice Thursday. Snead didn't practice Wednesday, so his return to a limited session Thursday boosts his chances of suiting up for Sunday's playoff opener against the Titans. However, there's a pretty solid chance he approaches that game listed as questionable, in any case.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|9||11/07||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|10||11/14||Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|13||12/05||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|14||12/12||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||63||42||474||3||27||11.29||65|