Can the Baltimore Ravens find anyone that wants to play wide receiver this season?
For the second time this NFL betting off-season, the Ravens had one of their wide receivers suddenly announce his retirement. NFL odds info tells us that Drew Bennett, who the Ravens had just signed on Friday as a replacement for Derrick Mason, announced his retirement on Sunday. With Bennett’s retirement, combined with the earlier retirement of Mason, the Ravens have only two receivers on their roster that actually caught a pass for them last season.
Sports betting information tells us that the retirement of Bennett was a big surprise to the Ravens and it was even a surprise to Bennett himself. "After returning home from Baltimore this weekend, a previous knee injury flared up, making me realize that I am unable to play another NFL season," Bennett said. "Therefore, I have decided to retire from the National Football League. I want to thank Coach Harbaugh, Coach Cameron and Ozzie Newsome for offering me the opportunity to be a part of their outstanding organization, and apologize to them for this unfortunate situation. The Ravens are a first-class organization that I was truly excited to join. After an offseason of workouts and rehab I thought I was ready to play again, but it became apparent over this weekend that while my mind is willing, my body will not be able to make it through another NFL season. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to play in the NFL for as long as I have, but it is time for me to move on to the next chapter in my life."
Bennett was a solid receiver for the Tennessee Titans throughout his career as online sports betting numbers show. He played eight seasons in the NFL and caught 307 passes during his career for 4,412 yards and 28 touchdowns as NFL betting statistics indicate. Most of those numbers were with the Titans as he played two seasons for the Rams but didn’t produce very much. Bennett’s top season was in 2004 when he had 80 catches for 1,247 yards and 11 touchdowns as NFL betting numbers indicated.
NFL odds information tells us that the Ravens are opening training camp today with their top two receivers being Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams. For a team considered one of the NFL betting favorites in the AFC that is definitely a problem.