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Baltimore Ravens, WR Jeremy Maclin agree on two-year deal

June 12 (UPI) —Joe Flacco has a new target in Baltimore after the Ravens agreed to a two-year deal Monday with Pro Bowl wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.

The team announced that Maclin has passed his physical and will fly to Baltimore Tuesday to officially sign the contract. Maclin, 29, had dinner with wide receivers coach Bobby Engram and met with coach John Harbaugh before making the decision.

Terms of the contract have not yet been reported.

He watched the NBA Finals with several Ravens players at Tony Jefferson’s house, according to the Ravens’ team website.

“Yo @jmac___19 you know what to do,” Jefferson tweeted Monday morning.

Sources told MMQB’s Albert Breer last week that the New York Jets were in trade discussions with the Ravens and other teams regarding Eric Decker.

ESPN reported that the Ravens could still be a landing spot for Decker, despite landing Maclin.

The Kansas City Chiefs released Maclin in June as he was entering the third year of his five-year, $ 55 million contract with the franchise.

He was being recruited by Buffalo Bills running back and former teammate LeSean McCoy. NFL Network reported that the Bills and Maclin were “hung up” over salary.

The Cleveland Browns also inquired about Maclin. He visited the Ravens first on Wednesday.

Maclin had a career-low 536 yards and two scores on 44 receptions in 12 games last season while dealing with a groin injury. The No. 19 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft played his first five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Chiefs in 2014. Maclin had 1,318 yards and 10 scores on 85 receptions to make his only Pro Bowl in 2014 with the Eagles.

Maclin was married in May to longtime girlfriend Adia Kuzma. He joins Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman in the Ravens’ formidable pass-catching crew, after the franchise lost All-Pro Steve Smith to retirement.

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