Ravens trade for Givens to help at WR

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

The Bal­ti­more Ravens ob­tained wide re­ceiver Chris Givens from the St. Louis Rams on Satur­day for a con­di­tional draft pick.

Bal­ti­more des­per­ately needed help at the po­si­tion be­cause of in­juries, and the Ravens are hop­ing Givens can help. Now in his fourth NFL sea­son, the 6-foot Givens has 88 catches for 1,433 yards and four touch­downs.

He also re­turned kick­offs for the Rams.

The trade comes af­ter Bal­ti­more lost two wide re­ceivers dur­ing Thurs­day’s win over Pittsburgh. Steve Smith hurt his back and was listed as day-to-day, and Michael Cam­pa­naro was placed on in­jured re­serve with a back is­sue.

Givens was se­lected by St. Louis out of Wake For­est in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

STEEL­ERS: Josh Scobee’s mis­er­able fourth quar­ter against the Ravens cost him his job.

Pittsburgh cut the vet­eran kicker less than 48 hours af­ter his two late missed field goals, from 49 and 41 yards, helped Bal­ti­more rally for a 23-20 overtime vic­tory.

The Steel­ers re­placed Scobee on the ros­ter with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Hous­ton Tex­ans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a reg­u­lar sea­son game.

Pittsburgh ac­quired Scobee from the Jack­sonville Jaguars on Aug. 31 in ex­change for a six­thround pick in the 2016 draft. Scobee, the lead­ing scorer in Jack­sonville history, made 6 of 10 field goals and missed an ex­tra point.

GIANTS: New York signed tight end Will Tye off their prac­tice squad, a move ne­ces­si­tated by in­juries. To make room on their ros­ter, the Giants ter­mi­nated de­fen­sive tackle Ken­rick El­lis’s con­tract.

Tye played col­le­giately at Stony Brook.

LIONS: Run­ning back Joique Bell has been ruled out of Mon­day night’s game at Seat­tle be­cause of an an­kle in­jury.

BEARS: Chicago signed punter Spencer Lanning and waived de­fen­sive tackle Bran­don Dunn.

Punter Pat O’Don­nell has a right knee in­jury and is ques­tion­able for Sun­day’s game against Oak­land.

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