Even though they didn't sign Champ Bailey when he worked out for the team last week, the Ravens still have interest in the veteran cornerback and have maintained contact with him, according to a league source.
Bailey, who played 15 season and was named to 12 Pro Bowl squads, is in the twilight of his career, but the Ravens could use him as a No. 3 or No. 4 corner, or a safety. More importantly, Ravens coach John Harbaugh could use a veteran presence on the back end of a defense that lacks communication.
Bailey, who previously played in Washington and Denver and was with New Orleans in the preseason, has played in 215 career games and has 909 career tackles. He is regarded as one of the best corners to even play the game. The Ravens are allowing 270.5 yards passing per game, ranked No. 27 in the NFL.
The Ravens continue to monitor a list of free agents who are available and could help them throughout the season, and Bailey is high on the list.