The Baltimore Ravens announced on Friday that they have signed wide receiver Deon Cain for a reserve / futures contract and added another pass catcher to their offseason list.
The 24-year-old Cain has played for rival Pittsburgh Steelers for the past two years. He spent the 2020 season on Pittsburgh's training team, appearing in two games without making a hook.
Cain, a former top Clemson recruit, joined the NFL in 2018 as a six-round hit by the Indianapolis Colts. He scored four catches in seven games for the Colts in 2019 before the team released him, and the Steelers advanced to sign the 6-foot-2,202-pound recipient.
Cain scored five more passes in 19 in six games with Pittsburgh.
Players who sign future contracts are agreeing to join a team's squad when the new league year begins in March and the squad size expands from 53 to 90. In Baltimore, Cain has the chance to compete against a host of other young receivers and any additional talent team could acquire in the coming months.
The Ravens have designed four receivers in the past two years, but their passing production declined in 2020. Cain can hope that his size and strength will help him stand out from looking for a job when training camp hits this summer.