OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens overhauled front seven could have gotten an even bigger boost with the addition of defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney, however, is expected to sign with the Titans, who visit M&T Bank Stadium in Week 11. That will be a rematch of last season's divisional playoff game when Tennessee came away with a dominant 28-12 victory.
The Ravens reportedly had an interest in Clowney, but coach John Harbaugh does not disclose those types of personnel matters.
"I’m not going to comment on any impending, possible moves or anything like that. I think anybody would have an interest in a player of that caliber, certainly – anybody across the league would," Harbaugh said. "He [Jadeveon Clowney] is a great player, [and] he’s – from all accounts – a good, hard-working guy.
"So, it just depends on peoples’ situations – roster situations and cap situations – to determine all those kinds of things. So, I wouldn’t comment on our specific interest, really, on any player in that sense.”
Clowney reportedly wants about $17 million for the upcoming season. At this point, he might have to settle for a deal in the $10 million to $12 million range.
The Ravens have $16.6 million in salary-cap space, but they still have to deal with the potential fallout with terminating the contract of safety Earl Thomas.
Clowney has 64 sacks over five NFL seasons with the Texans and one year with the Seahawks. While he managed just three sacks last season in Seattle.
Clowney will be reunited with Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who was his defensive coordinator in Houston.
He could be a huge boost for the Titans and their Super Bowl aspirations.