WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens
WR Snead is expected to join the Baltimore Ravens.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.
Eager to add a target for quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens on Friday offered Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract. The Saints had five days to match the deal. Snead indicated Monday on Twitter that he's headed out of New Orleans.
Snead tweeted: "What I'm going to miss most is the men in the locker room & the coaches."
He added: "Even though I'm sad to go, I'm even more excited for the next chapter in my life. I can't wait to strap it on as a Baltimore Raven."
The deal has not been announced by the NFL.
Hampered by a three-game suspension and a hamstring injury, Snead was limited to eight catches for 92 yards last year.
In 2015, he had 69 receptions for 984 yards. He caught 72 passes for 895 yards in 2016.
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