Ravens trade for Givens to help at WR
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.