The Ravens seem pretty serious at this point about upgrading the wide out core, as the Carroll County Times reports the team will be trying out four wide receivers on Friday to try and replace veteran Derrick Mason. The wide out walked away from the team suddenly last week.
Included in the tryout will be former Seahawks and Panthers starter D.J. Hackett, along with three other receivers that at the time the article was written was unknown. Hackett was supposed to visit and work out for the Ravens at their last minicamp, but declined the invitation to due to family issues.
He also talked to the Houston Texans and visited them as well, but didn’t sign there. That tryout at the minicamp included Kelley Washington, Jerry Porter and Tab Perry, the Ravens signed Washington.
“D.J. is flying in Thursday and is going to have a Friday workout,” Hackett’s agent, Kevin Robinson said to the paper in a telephone interview. “The timing could be right this time. D.J. is a bigger receiver at 6-2, 210 pounds. He’s very athletic. He has excellent hands. He’s an excellent route runner and obviously he has playoff experience. He’s a high-character person and would fit in well with their locker room.”
That will be up to the Ravens.