Tucked into a report in the Baltimore Sun in an oh-by-the-way fashion was one line that shows how serious the Ravens were about finding another pass-rusher.
According the Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec, former Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison “was due in Baltimore Sunday night for a free agent visit.”
Whether Harrison continues that trip, and whether the Ravens are still interested after dropping a five-year contract with a base value of $26 million, with $8.5 million in the first year for Dumervil remains to be seen. The indication from the report is that they’re no longer interested.
After calling the Steelers bluff on a pay cut (and losing), Harrison hasn’t drawn the kind of interest that would get him back to the $6.57 million he was scheduled to make this year.
Whether the Ravens continue to pursue Harrison should let you know whether he was simply a Plan B to Dumervil, or part of a bigger move.