Ravens not expected to pursue Reggie Wayne

The Baltimore Ravens aren't expected to pursue Reggie Wayne even though there's a report linking the team to the former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver on Monday.

Team officials don't consider wide receiver to be a pressing need entering training camp, and they don't want to push down younger receivers such as Breshad Perriman, Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown or Michael Campanaro on the depth chart.

Plus, Wayne doesn't seem to be a good fit at this stage of his career. He is going to turn 37 during the season, and the Ravens already have a 36-year-old Steve Smith. Wayne has had three surgeries (anterior cruciate ligament, triceps and knee scope) over the past two seasons. And he wouldn't add any speed to a team that has enough possession receivers.

It's easy to see why the Ravens would be a popular candidate for Wayne. General manager Ozzie Newsome has a strong history with acquiring veteran receivers such as Derrick Mason, Anquan Boldin, Lee Evans and Steve Smith. He's also signed former Colts castoffs such as Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley.

But it just doesn't make much sense for the Ravens to add Wayne, whose 64 catches last season were his fewest in a full season since 2003.

The Ravens are also not expected to show interest in wide receiver-returner Ace Sanders, who was cut on Friday. Even though Baltimore doesn't have an established returner to replace Jacoby Jones, Sanders wasn't an impressive running back kicks for the Jaguars. In his two NFL seasons, Sanders ranked 35th in the league with a 7.1-yard punt return average.