Veteran Free Agent Linebackers

Although the Baltimore Ravens seemed inclined to go with what they either had or now have in the wake of the Terrell Suggs Achilles Tendon injury, the team can still choose to add a veteran linebacker between now and the regular season. The word is that the jobs are probably going to be 4th year pro Paul Kruger and rookie Courtney Upshaw's to lose at the outside linebacker position, but Albert McClellan and Sergio Kindle might have something to say about that.

If the Ravens choose to look at the veteran free agent market, they probably have already seen that the pickings are slim. There is still the chance that other options may be released as we get closer to Training Camp, as that is how they found both LT Bryant McKinnie and strong safety Bernard Pollard last year.

Both came in late but were such proven veterans that they quickly picked up the Ravens schemes and became unquestioned starters despite having guys with more experience here ahead of them.

(Click on the'Jump' to see a listing of veteran free agent names of players who might interest the Ravens)

If the Ravens want to act now and sign a veteran free agent linebacker to get them into the mini-camps that start next week, here are a few of the guys (and their former teams) they might be looking for to add experienced help. A few of these guys are inside linebackers but perhaps they could make the transition to outside and the Ravens 3-4 primary defensive scheme.

Gary Bracket (Indianapolis Colts), Keith Brooking (Dallas Cowboys), E.J. Henderson (Minnesota Vikings), Rocky McIntosh (Washington Redskins), Brady Poppinga (St. Louis Rams), Joey Porter (Arizona Cardinals), Ernie Simms (Colts), Omar Gaither (Carolina Panthers), Quentin Groves (Oakland Raiders).

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