Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin (80) makes the touchdown catch as he defended by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback LeShaun Sims (38) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Steelers claim WR Miles Boykin off waivers from Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers claimed receiver Miles Boykin off waivers on Tuesday, the NFL Network reported.

The move comes one day after the Baltimore Ravens released the 25-year-old Boykin.

The third-round pick in 2019 out of Notre Dame caught 33 passes for 470 yards and seven touchdowns in 40 games (24 starts) with the Ravens.

He was due to earn $2.54 million in 2022, which reportedly prompted Baltimore to part ways. The Steelers will now be on the hook for that salary as part of Boykin’s four-year, $3.57 million rookie contract.

Boykin’s best season with the Ravens was in 2020 when he caught 19 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Last season, he had just one catch for 6 yards in eight games and missed time due to hamstring and finger injuries.

Pittsburgh has been seeking receiver help after losing JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Ray-Ray McCloud to free agency.

Chase Claypool is one of the team’s returners and he was a college teammate of Boykin at Notre Dame for three seasons.

The Steelers announced that linebacker Marcus Allen signed his restricted free agent tender. He will earn $2.54 million in 2022.

–Field Level Media

Dec 14, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) runs the ball for a touchdown following his reception against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens activate three WRs from reserve/COVID-19 list

Three days after placing the three receivers on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Baltimore Ravens activated Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and James Proche on Saturday.

All three are on track to play when the Ravens (8-5) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12) on Sunday afternoon.

None of the players tested positive for the coronavirus but were placed on the list as close contacts of an infected individual, coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday.

Brown, who is tied for the team lead with 43 catches and has a team-leading 605 receiving yards, scored a crucial touchdown in the Ravens’ 47-42 victory over Cleveland on Monday night.

Boykin has 16 receptions for 206 yards, while Proche is averaging 8.3 yards on 21 punt returns.

Baltimore activated wideout Dez Bryant from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week.

–Field Level Media