Baltimore Ravens Sign WR David Tyree

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IOctober 14, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  David Tyree #85 of the New York Giants catches a 32-yard pass from Eli Manning #10 as Rodney Harrison #37 of the New England Patriots attempts to knock it out in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Patriots 17-14.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Ravens have signed former Giants folk hero David Tyree. He’s likely to help more on special teams than in the receiving corp.

And speaking of receiving corp, where the heck is Demetrius Williams? This was the year his health and his production were believed to be on the up-and-up. Instead, we could be looking at Tyree coming in at the fourth receiver slot in a Wes Welker-kind of capacity to bail out Flacco on short-to-mid-range third downs.

Personally, you hope that the Ravens are searching for another corner back, also. The Ravens are the fifth-ranked offense in the NFL and have demonstrated balance running and throwing. They’ll be fine in that respect. But something needs to shake up in the defensive backfield right away, because the film for opposing coaches only makes weaknesses more glaring as the weeks go on.

And no, it shouldn’t be Chris McAlister. There’s a reason he’s still unemployed.