Ravens signing former first-rounders Shane Ray and Michael Floyd

The Ravens have been some busy birds over the past 24 hours.

Friday, the team announced it had signed wide receiver Michael Floyd, a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012. Later in the day, Baltimore also added pass rusher Shane Ray, a first-rounder in Denver just four years ago. Thursday, the club brought pack outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, who spent the first four years of his career (2011-14) in Charm City.

In sum, the makeover of the reigning AFC North champs continues in earnest.

Floyd and Ray have periodically shown flashes of the talent that made them highly regarded prospects, Floyd averaging more than 900 receiving yards over three seasons (2013-15) early in his career while Ray had an eight-sack campaign in 2016.

Shane Ray had 14 sacks in four years with the Broncos. (Photo: Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports)

But Ray has been limited by wrist injuries the past two years. Floyd has struggled to find a new home ever since Arizona released him in 2016 following a DUI arrest, playing for the Patriots, Vikings and Redskins. Washington picked him up after the Saints let him go after last summer’s training camp.

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