Former New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery visited the Pittsburgh Steelers complex on Sunday and reportedly took a physical according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Cotchery could sign with the Steelers as early as today.

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For Ravens fans, this is another offseason defeat in what seems to be a period in which Baltimore lost a lot and gained little.  Cotchery’s name came up as the back up to the Ravens back up plan for a wide receiver after they failed to sign Malcom Floyd and let Derrick Mason sign with the Jets.

Tony Lombardi of writes that the “Ravens have no interest [in Cotchery], that’s just more agent spin.”  Jamison Hensley of The Sun writes that the Ravens are not “aggressively pursuing [Cotchery].”

The whole wide receiver situation makes it appear that Baltimore is confident in their young rookies Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss with feature receiver Anquan Boldin.  Typically, it takes a couple years for wide receivers to develop so I suppose we’ll see if this gamble pays off.

I just don’t want to hear the “lack of weapons” excuse for this offense again in 2011.