WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

Ravens_Snead_Football_10976 FILE - This is a 2017 file photo showing Willie Snead IV of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. 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, April 23, 2018, on Twitter that he's headed out of New Orleans. (AP Photo/File)
Ravens_Snead_Football_13285 FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Deji Olatoye, obscured at left, tackles New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Atlanta. 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, April 23, 2018, on Twitter that he's headed out of New Orleans. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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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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