Baltimore Ravens

Ravens plan to meet with Michael Huff within next week, sources say

The Ravens are planning to bring in Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff for a visit to team headquarters within the next five days, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Super Bowl champions are interested in Huff, a 2006 first-round draft pick cut by Oakland prior to the start of the free agency signing period.


Other NFL teams that have made inquiries about the former Texas standout include the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans.

Huff, 30, could provide Ravens a contingency plan if veteran free safety Ed Reed signs with the Houston Texans, a situation that remains up in the air with sources saying the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year is nonplussed about a three-year offer worth roughly $12 million.


As for Huff, he has positional flexibility having played both cornerback and safety.

Huff had 56 tackles, two interceptions and 13 pass deflections last season. He was selected seventh overall after an All-American career with the Longhorns.

In seven NFL seasons, the 6-foot, 211-pound Texas native has registered 438 career tackles, 11 interceptions, 55 pass deflections and four forced fumbles.

The Ravens cut strong safety Bernard Pollard and only have a few safeties under contract.

The most experienced one is James Ihedigbo, who signed a one-year contract last week to remain in Baltimore.