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Former Ravens DE Brent Urban Released by Titans

Ravens Set to Lose 4th Round Comp Pick

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens defensive end Brent Urban was released by the Tennessee Titans this morning. Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news:

Urban was a fourth round draft pick in 2014 and went on to start 16 games for the Ravens last season. He recorded 27 tackles and 0.5 sacks during the 2018-19 season. Urban signed a one year deal with the Titans in late April, and the Ravens were set to gain a compensatory draft pick for his departure. However, Urban played a limited numbers of snaps and failed to record a tackle on defense this season. As a result of his release, the Ravens will lose a fourth round compensatory pick that they were slated to receive for John Brown.

The team could always explore bringing Urban back. He was a standout player on special teams blocking three kicks with the Ravens.

Nevertheless, an already crowded defensive line depth chart makes a reunion unlikely, but Urban's value primarily comes from his special teams play anyway. It would not hurt to sign him for the remainder of the season.

The Ravens could also simply regain the compensatory pick by cutting Justin Bethel, but losing Bethel would not be a wise move. He is a valuable special teams player, and the Ravens will need him as we draw closer to the postseason. Teaming up Bethel and Urban actually could be the best option.