Michael Crabtree could be worth the risk for Philadelphia Eagles

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 28: Michael Crabtree #15 of the Baltimore Ravens against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 28: Michael Crabtree #15 of the Baltimore Ravens against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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With the Baltimore Ravens releasing Michael Crabtree, the Philadelphia Eagles may want to give a look at the veteran wideout.

Just like every other team across the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles are excited for the new league year to officially get underway in March so they can take advantage of the upcoming free agency period.

Despite reaching the Divisional Round of the playoffs last season before falling to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles have numerous areas in need of improvement heading into the 2019 season to put them in better position for a playoff appearance for a third year in a row.

At times throughout the 2018 season, the wide receiver position was a major concern for Philadelphia, mainly due to injuries to key players such as Mike Wallace and Mack Hollins.

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Not even the presence of Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz helped at certain times for the Eagles since it was clear they were in need of help when looking at the results of some games, which is part of the reason why Golden Tate was acquired before the deadline from the Detroit Lions.

However, since Tate’s future is uncertain on top of the fact that Wallace may not be back either, this is part of the reason why Philadelphia will explore potential options in free agency at wide receiver.

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Ravens pulled off a surprise move when they made the decision to release veteran Michael Crabtree after only one season.

Unfortunately, one of the main reasons behind the decision of the Ravens was due to the fact that Crabtree just didn’t seem to click with Lamar Jackson in the passing game, but this doesn’t mean a fresh start on a new team like the Eagles can’t help him get back on track.

Keep in mind it wasn’t too long ago in which Crabtree caught 25 touchdown passes from 2015-17 as a member of the Oakland Raiders, making it easy to see why the Ravens were excited to bring him on board when they did before the 2018 season.

It’s not like Baltimore didn’t do their best to get Crabtree involved as much as possible last year since he did receive 100 targets while catching 54 of those passes for 607 yards with three touchdowns.

But as mentioned before, it was the lack of chemistry with Jackson when the rookie took over the starting role for Joe Flacco that played into the decision behind the Ravens releasing Crabtree.

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Luckily, Carson Wentz is a completely different type of quarterback than Jackson since the Baltimore star’s game is mostly built around his ability as a runner. And since Crabtree wouldn’t feel the additional pressure of being the top target on offense for the Eagles, this seems like a move that could be worth the risk for both parties.