Givens was released by the Eagles on Sunday, Rand Getlin of NFL.com reports.
Givens struggled to make much of an impact with the Eagles' wide receiving core during the preseason, catching just one pass for 19 yards. He'll head to the open free agent market and could see some interest from a wide receiver needy team.The 26-year-old is coming off a 2015 campaign split between the Rams and Ravens, where he combined to record 20 receptions for 353 yards and one touchdown over 15 games.
Givens caught one pass for 19 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Colts.
CSN Philly suggests that Givens' "downfield speed (is) enticing to (the) Eagles coaching staff," but with just one preseason catch to his credit, time is short for Givens (who compiled a 20/353/1 stat line in 15 games for Baltimore and St. Louis last season) to make a run at a key role in the Philadelphia offense.
Givens is on the roster bubble, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With the Eagles holding an open competition behind Jordan Matthews at wideout, Givens received quite a few first-team snaps throughout the offseason and training camp. Regardless, he now seems to be fighting for one of the final roster spots, as Philadelphia's trade for Dorial Green-Beckham added some depth to the position. Even if the Eagles were to keep six wideouts, Givens might miss out on the final roster.
Givens failed to haul in his only target in Thursday's preseason opener against Tampa Bay.
With Jordan Matthews (knee) unavailable, Josh Huff got the starting nod over Givens and Rueben Randle. The three wideouts are competing for slotting behind Matthews and Nelson Agholor, but they combined to catch just three passes for 11 yards in an ugly performance for the Philadelphia passing game. The second and third preseason games should provide a better chance for one or two of the bunch to gain some separation.
The Eagles have signed Givens to a one-year contract, NJ.com reports.
Givens adds depth to an Eagles wideout corps that also includes Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and and Josh Huff. Though Givens -- who can also contribute as a kick returner -- recorded a modest total of 20 catches for 353 yards and a TD over 15 games for the Rams and Ravens last season, it's worth noting that the 26-year-old pass catcher enjoyed his most productive NFL season as a rookie in 2012, while working with former St.Louis and current Philadelphia starting QB Sam Bradford.
Givens caught 19 passes for 346 yards and a touchdown on 53 targets in 12 games with the Ravens in 2015.
Traded from the Rams to the Ravens for a conditional draft pick in early October, Givens did nothing to suggest that he's a part of the team's future, whereas Kamar Aiken and Jeremy Butler both impressed late in the season. Even if he returns in 2016, Givens will face an uphill battle to earn a roster spot.
Givens was targeted five times, but managed just a 17- yard catch in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
With a career yards-per-catch average of over 16.5, Givens' value is based solely around his ability to get deep. From Weeks 7 through 13, Givens wasn't catching many passes, but was gaining chunks of yardage when he did, recording a reception of 20 or more yards in five of six games. With Jimmy Clausen under center, Givens has caught just one pass over the past two weeks. Should the Ravens switch over to the cannon-armed Ryan Mallett to close the season, Givens speed may be put to better use.
Givens wasn't targeted in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks.
Givens still played quite a few offensive snaps, but he already had his turn to make an impression, and the Ravens are now evaluating other young wide receivers. Givens may be the best-known name among the bunch, but former UDFAs Jeremy Butler and Daniel Brown have shown more promise.
Givens caught just three of his eight targets for 68 yards in Sunday's loss to Miami.
It was encouraging to see Givens receive eight targets, but the 26-year-old receiver still only has four catches in the two games started by quarterback Matt Schaub. Givens may struggle to find room against the talented Seahawks secondary next week.
Givens caught one pass for 48 yards on three targets in Monday's 33-27 win over the Browns.
Givens took advantage of a coverage breakdown for his lone reception of the game, and he could have had a touchdown if Matt Schaub hadn't underthrown the ball. Though he should continue to get some shots down the field, Givens isn't getting enough targets to warrant consideration outside of very deep formats. He and Jeremy Butler have essentially been Co-No. 2 wideouts the last two games.
Givens caught just two of the seven balls thrown his way for 25 yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Rams.
Quarterback Joe Flacco tried to keep Givens involved by throwing to him a healthy seven times, but the veteran receiver failed to capitalize. Givens hasn't been much of a factor this season, even with his increased role in the wake of Steve Smith's season-ending Achilles injury.
Givens caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Sunday's 22-20 loss to the Jaguars.
With Steve Smith (Achilles) out for the season, Givens and Kamar Aiken were the starting wide receivers. Givens struggled to get open against man coverage, but he did find a soft spot in a zone for an easy 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Although Aiken is the clear lead target, Givens surely earned himself at least one more week as the No. 2 wide receiver. The matchup will be much tougher this time around, with Baltimore facing the Rams instead of the Jaguars.
Givens is listed as the starter across from Kamar Aiken on the Ravens' latest depth chart, the team's official website reports.
With Steve Smith (Achilles) out for the season, the Ravens will likely look to Givens for big plays and to Aiken for short and intermediate gains. Not that both players won't get a variety of opportunities, but Aiken is the clear favorite to lead the team in targets, especially with Givens likely to be on a short leash in the starting role. Givens has mostly been unimpressive to this point in his career, but his deep speed could mesh well with Joe Flacco's big arm.
With Steve Smith (Achilles) out for the season, Givens is one of five healthy wide receivers on Baltimore's active roster, the team's official website reports.
Givens hauled in three of his four targets for 57 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers, receiving extra playing after Steve Smith (Achilles) was injured. Smith's snaps and targets will likely be divided among a slew of players, but Givens and Kamar Aiken are the most intriguing options of the bunch. The Ravens have a Week 9 bye, followed by a Week 10 home game against the Jaguars.
Givens caught both of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the 49ers.
Givens didn't play many snaps and surprisingly didn't get any looks down the field, but with Marlon Brown still struggling, both Givens and Jeremy Ross have the opportunity to push for more playing time. Though he seems like a nice fit with Joe Flacco's big arm, Givens is unlikely to see more than three or four targets in any given game. Steve Smith is still the only Baltimore wide receiver worthy of consideration in most leagues.
Givens (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Givens has yet to catch a pass for the Ravens, so a wait-and-see approach is on order from a fantasy perspective until his role in the team's offense is clarified.
Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in San Francisco, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.
Givens saw two targets in his Ravens debut last week, and while he could get another deep look or two during Sunday's game, his role still figures to be very limited. If he doesn't play, it could leave a few more snaps for Jeremy Ross.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that wide receiver Chris Givens will be included in the Ravens' game plan for the team's Week 5 matchup with the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Harbaugh did not say exactly how or how much Givens will be involved, but it appears the Ravens will be counting on him in the passing game right off the bat. With Steve Smith (back) and Breshad Perriman (knee) out for Week 5, Givens figures to be either No. 3 or No. 4 on the wide receiver depth chart in his team debut.
An MRI revealed Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has four broken bones in his back, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Smith is currently being considered day to day with the injury, as it may be an ailment the veteran wideout can play through, depending on his level of pain tolerance.
Smith is undoubtedly one of the toughest players in the NFL, but at 36 years old he may find it difficult to suit up while dealing with such a highly painful injury. Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, and new addition Chris Givens are in line to receive additional targets if Smith is forced to miss any time.
Rams wide receiver Chris Givens was traded to the Ravens on Saturday for a conditional draft pick. Givens clearly wasn't going to see much production with the Rams considering he saw only a single target in the first three games of the season, so his outlook should be much better in Baltimore.
With Steve Smith dealing with a back injury, Michael Campanaro (back) out for the season, and first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman (knee) needing surgery, Givens will compete with Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown for targets from Joe Flacco.