The Baltimore Ravens have been in search of adding another offensive linemen this offseason, and the team could be on brink of a reunion.
The Ravens have made a “conservative” one-year offer to free agent center Jason Brown, according Jason La Canfora of NFL.com.
Brown played with the Ravens from 2005-2008 before signing a lucrative five-year, $37.5 million contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Brown, who was due to make $5 million in base salary this season for the Rams, according to Howard Balzer of 101 ESPN St. Louis, was benched last season in favor of journeyman Tony Wragge.
Brown, 28, was a fourth-round draft pick by the Ravens out of the University of North Carolina in 2005. In four seasons for the Ravens, Brown started 45 games, including every game in 2007 and 2008 after playing his first two seasons as a backup to Mike Flynn.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder would most likely be used the same way Andre Gurode was last season, a backup center who could be an insurance policy to Matt Birk as well as a candidate at left guard. The Ravens are still searching for a starting left guard after losing Ben Grubbs to the New Orleans Saints in free agency and failing to sign free agent Evan Mathis, who eventually re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Ravens aren’t the only team interested in Brown’s services, however, as he has already visited the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers and has sparked the interest of the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans, according to La Canfora.