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Report: Michael Huff drawing interest from several teams

Oakland Raiders v Pittsburgh Steelers

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 21: Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch in front of Michael Huff #24 of the Oakland Raiders during the game on November 21, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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The Ravens cut Bernard Pollard and they don’t know what Ed Reed will wind up doing, which leaves them in need of some help at safety.

That explains why the team has expressed interest in free agent Michael Huff, who has spent the last seven seasons with the Raiders. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are one of four teams that have Huff “firmly on their radar.” The Packers, Cowboys and Titans are the others mentioned by Wilson.

Huff was cut by the Raiders as part of their cap clearing efforts just before the start of free agency, which fits with the Ravens’ strategy in terms of signing players thus far this offseason. They’ve previously signed defensive linemen Marcus Spears and Chris Canty, who were cut by the Cowboys and Giants respectively.

Huff spent the 2012 season playing more cornerback than safety because of Oakland’s deficiency at corner, but he’s better suited to play as a safety versatile enough to play outside if need be. All four of the teams listed have needs at safety that Huff could fill, although the Cowboys don’t have a lot of cap space to use to sign him or anyone else at the moment.