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WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

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WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

FILE - This is a 2017 file photo showing Willie Snead IV of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Saints nor Ravens have announced the move. (AP Photo/File)

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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