Brandon Lloyd to Ravens, McGahee to Giants - Two free agent moves which make sense

Willis McGahee

If the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants made convincing appeals, could they solve their current woes?

Here are two free-agent deals which would shake up two two teams in dire need in key positions.

Brandon Lloyd to the Baltimore Ravens

It's no secret the Ravens are short at Wide Receiver, after allowing Super Bowl star Anquan Boldin to depart for the San Francisco 49ers in a widely panned deal. Torrey Smith remains, but number two Jacoby Jones suffered an MCL sprain in week one's defeat to Denver and could be out for six games. The Ravens have the ageing Brandon Stokley, showing they are monitoring the free agent market - and Brandon Lloyd really should be the answer.

A report on ProFootballTalk this week claimed Lloyd has turned down several teams, namechecking the Cardinals and the Jets, with his future still unclear. Lloyd was the NFL's receiving yards leader in 2010, and last year at the Patriots he racked up 911 yards and four touchdowns. At 32-years-old he has plenty left in the tank, it is seemingly a question of whether he has the desire, or is simply holding out for the right team. Could that be Baltimore?

Willis McGahee to the New York Giants

The New York Giants backfield was a mess in their opener against the Dallas Cowboys, with the much vaunted David Wilson picking up his fantasy owners negative points after key fumbles early in the contest. It was history repeating itself after similar fumbles in the opening game last year, and coach Tom Coughlin has made no secret of the fact he is considering new options at Running Back. Ahmed Bradshaw was released and joined the Indianapolis Colts, while Andre Brown broke his leg a fortnight ago.

Which is why Willis McGahee would be a perfect option. McGahee was a key weapon for the Denver Broncos early last season, before a cruciate ligament injury ended it prematurely and saw his release. Denver are still trying to figure out how to replace him. McGahee, 31, a former Raven, has the experience from which Wilson could really benefit and is fully fit again waiting for a chance. He rushed for four touchdowns in 10 games last season and 731 yards.

Which move would you like to see most?

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