The Ravens are considering adding another candidate to their mix of potential starters at left guard.
As training camp opens Tuesday in Owings Mills, theyre going to work out Eric Steinbach, formerly of the Cleveland Browns, as first reported by CBSSports.com.
Steinbach, 32, sat out the entire 2011 season after undergoing back surgery, but was once considered an elite performer at his interior position. He started every game for the Browns from 2005 through 2010 and signed a big contract in the middle of that run.
After losing Ben Grubbs to free agency, the Ravens are looking for a replacement. They signed rugged veteran Bobbie Williams, 35, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, and also have several young possibilities including rookie Kelechi Osemele, their second-round draft pick in 2012.
Williams, a veteran of the AFC North, became the favorite for the job when he signed, but Steinbach, if healthy, would certainly provide competition.
His presence would also give the Ravens more proven veteran depth, regardless of who starts.
The Ravens are only able to consider Steinbach because they now have more than 3 million of available salary cap space after signing Ray Rice last week. Before signing Rice, they only had some 600,000 to spend, probably not enough to land Steinbach.