Baltimore Ravens

Ravens have shown interest in free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown, sources say

Although the Ravens already have bolstered their depth at cornerback by signing Kyle Arrington and Cassius Vaughn this spring, they might not be done seeking reinforcements at the position.

The Ravens have shown interest in veteran cornerback Tarell Brown, but no deal is imminent, according to NFL sources.


Brown has met with the New England Patriots this spring.

The Ravens don't necessarily need to sign Brown, considering the return of starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb, but they learned last year how injuries can ravage the position.


Brown, 30, a former starter for the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, is still available for largely health-related reasons. He played through a broken foot last season with the Raiders, starting 14 games and recording 55 tackles, no interceptions and four passes defended.

Brown played last season in Oakland under a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

A former fifth-round draft pick of the 49ers from Texas, Brown has 295 career tackles and 11 interceptions. He has started 114 career games.

Former Ravens cornerback Aaron Ross, who spent last season on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon suffered during the team's conditioning test, worked out for the St. Louis Rams this week, according to a source.