There should be some familiarity for Maclin in coming to Baltimore, with Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg having served in the same position for Maclin's first four seasons with the Eagles.
This Dec. 18, 2016 photo shows Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver.
A remarriage really didn't make sense from either side.
The signing of Maclin (University of Missouri, Kirkwood High) is a coup for the Ravens after it appeared the 29-year-old was set to sign with Buffalo. He has appeared in just five career playoff games and lost four of them.
In order to lure Maclin, the Ravens recruited him heavily, bringing him to watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals with some players at safety Tony Jefferson's house last Wednesday and getting Steve Smith Sr. to talk to him at the team facility on Thursday. If he can quickly get on the same page with quarterback Joe Flacco, the veteran receiver could be primed for a bounce-back campaign in Baltimore's pass-first offense.
Jimmy's Famous seafood put the offer out to Maclin for free crab cakes for the duration of his contract should he sign with the Ravens when he was in town visiting last week.
The Ravens were able to free up some cap space through releasing the injured Dennis Pitta as well as cornerback Kyle Arrington. Maclin can easily become the team's top target. Maclin will give them that, which will force defenses to pay attention to him in the middle.
Maclin's decision had come down to a couple rumored teams, with the Ravens consistent throughout all the whispers as one of the front-runners to sign the former Kansas City Chief. Ingram's deal also comes with $42 million in guaranteed money. Maybe the Eagles' interest in Maclin had to do something with moving on from JMatt. Not only did they sign Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, but they also drafted a pair of promising young wideouts in Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson. It's June and teams have mostly already made their big free agent moves.
The Eagles possibly could have sought a trade partner for Matthews by the end of camp.