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Ravens claim WR Sammy Watkins; Devin Duvernay (foot) placed on IR

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is bound for a Baltimore return.

The Ravens claimed Watkins on Tuesday in a timely move that came on the same day wideout Devin Duvernay was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, the team announced.

Already dealing with a dearth of receiving talent, the Ravens have lost Duvernay for the remainder of the regular season. He was injured in practice Tuesday, leaving to undergo tests that revealed an injury that will shelve him for the foreseeable future, per NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero.

Duvernay has 37 catches for 407 yards and three touchdowns this season. He also contributed as the team's top returner, a role that earned him a Pro Bowl bid in 2021.

Watkins now heads back to Charm City after he was waived by the Packers on Monday just ahead of the team's 24-12 win over the Rams.

Watkins could jump right into a WR mix that has seen No. 1 Rashod Bateman placed on injured reserve, and Baltimore move forward with Demarcus Robinson as its top wide receiver to complement tight end Mark Andrews. Mid-season signee DeSean Jackson and James Proche round out the slim stable of targets.

Watkins never clicked with the Packers, garnering just 13 catches for 206 yards and zero scores in nine games, with just 11 snaps over his last two appearances. The veteran speedster played the 2021 season with the Ravens and saw action in 13 games with nine starts, 27 receptions, 394 yards and a score.

Watkins' last three seasons have seen massive drops in production after successful seasons with the Bills, Rams and Chiefs.

Nonetheless, the Ravens need help at receiver and they're hoping Watkins can provide a bit of a boost.

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