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Ravens add 24 years of experience in 24 hours

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07:09 AM ET 08.12 | Credit Baltimore for moving swiftly to address a pair of needs. In a span of 24 hours this weekend, the Ravens added two players with a combined 24 years of NFL experience, 858 career catches and 89 touchdowns. Wanting to add more depth at wide receiver and give quarterback Joe Flacco a couple of reliable, veteran targets, the Ravens struck deals with wide receiver Brandon Stokley and tight end Dallas Clark, two former Indianapolis Colts who have familiarity with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell. Stokley, who has played four of his 14 seasons in the NFL with the Ravens and starred in the team's Super Bowl XXXV victory, finalized his one-year deal Sunday morning and watched practice later in the day at M&T Bank Stadium. The 37-year-old will practice Monday.

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August 12, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Questionable signings but both were under Caldwell back in Indy and Vets with good hands that can play third downs.

August 12, 2013  07:53 AM ET

No Country for Old Men.

August 12, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Stokley will be a 3rd WR & Clark is still a capable TE.

August 12, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Scraped the bottom of the FA bowl, did they ?

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August 12, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Better stock up on the Ensure and Geritol.

August 12, 2013  08:49 AM ET

At this point in the season, and considering what the Ravens lost in receivers, those were good moves. Ozzie is still one of the best GMs in the business.

August 12, 2013  08:50 AM ET

This time of year you take what you can get.

August 12, 2013  09:00 AM ET

There seems to be a no retirement policy in effect for Stokley. Manning talked him out of retiring last year and now the Ravens are doing the same thing this year.

August 12, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley also combined for 102 receptions and 9 touchdowns last year.

So let's slow down on the negativity here.

If all the Ravens are looking for is roster depth and dependable production, these were solid acquisitions.

August 12, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley also combined for 102 receptions and 9 touchdowns last year.So let's slow down on the negativity here.If all the Ravens are looking for is roster depth and dependable production, these were solid acquisitions.

With that level of production makes you wonder why no one came calling earlier for either of these two.

August 12, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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With that level of production makes you wonder why no one came calling earlier for either of these two.

Clark has concussion issues, & he's not exactly a spring chicken.

August 12, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley also combined for 102 receptions and 9 touchdowns last year.So let's slow down on the negativity here.If all the Ravens are looking for is roster depth and dependable production, these were solid acquisitions.

Fair enough, but these are moves made as second choices brought on by injury to the starting TE and young wide receivers that just are not looking very good. This was never Ozzie's plan A or B or he would have done it months ago..

August 12, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley also combined for 102 receptions and 9 touchdowns last year.So let's slow down on the negativity here.If all the Ravens are looking for is roster depth and dependable production, these were solid acquisitions.

Don't think its much negativity.....its more like reality one is 36 and one is 37, there's a reason they where still available and no other team had picked them up.

August 12, 2013  11:19 AM ET

My guess when in a couple of weeks when teams start cutting to get down to 53 players , Ozzie will be all over the waiver wire looking for Receivers and if they do find them then these guys could be cut, but for now its a safty valve.

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August 12, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Dole, these guys won't be the fastest on the field but they were signed because they have a history of showing up when needed. I'm sure Harbaugh would like other options.

Stokely is fine - he'd still be in Denver if Welker hadn't been signed.

 
August 12, 2013  01:01 PM ET

My wonder is why they gave Boldin away for a sixth-round draft choice. Doesn't make sense.

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