Ravens Not Looking To Sign Veteran OLB, RB


Don't expect any big signings from the Ravens in the near future – at least at two positions pundits have recently described as roster* *needs.

With Terrell Suggs and Michael McAdoo suffering Achilles tendon injuries,some*thought Baltimore would need reinforcements at the rush outside linebacker spot. *

The Ravens have Paul Kruger, Courtney Upshaw, Sergio Kindle and Albert McClellan as their current outside linebackers.

Harbaugh was asked if he expects to add another person to the mix.

"I don't expect to do that," he said. "We're comfortable with the outside 'backers we have that we can go to work with next year and play with."

That being said, Harbaugh isn't going to rule out the possibility entirely.

But from the sounds of things, it doesn't*look like the Ravens are searching for an established veteran. Two unrestricted free agents that pundits named as possibilities *were Matt Roth and Andre Carter.

"If a real good player became available … And what I mean by a real good player is a guy that would fit into our camp, be good enough to bring to camp, yes," Harbaugh said. "Otherwise, we are just looking for the best 90 that we can bring to camp."

Harbaugh was perhaps even more definitive about not adding another running back. Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson was another name the media mentioned as a good fit in Baltimore.

The Ravens have Pro Bowler Ray Rice, and Harbaugh is happy with his potential backups in second-year players Anthony Allen and Damien Berry, rookie third-round pick Bernard Pierce and rookie free agent Bobby Rainey.

"Anthony Allen has looked excellent. Damien Berry has looked excellent. They have worked really hard and are in great shape. They understand these tracks we are running," Harbaugh said.

"I think Bernard Pierce has done great, and Bobby Rainey from Western Kentucky has been excellent. We've got a group of running backs right now that we feel real good about."

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