Market closing for LB Lewis; Rolle wants out

Free-agent linebacker Ray Lewis might be closer to rejoining the Ravens. Partly because he doesn’t have much of a choice. The Cowboys and Jets, two teams that figured to be options for Lewis, have moved on. The Cowboys signed linebacker Keith Brooking, and the Jets added Bart Scott. Now the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Ravens have offered a deal for Lewis at three years and $24 million, and the signing could come on Monday.

While the Ravens could be getting Lewis back, Samari Rolle has said that he wants to be released after the team signed free-agent cornerback Domonique Foxworth. Rolle told the Baltimore Sun that he no longer feels wanted by the Ravens.

    “Honestly, I don’t want to play in Baltimore anymore because I feel I’m not wanted,” said Rolle, who has started for the Ravens the past four seasons. “During the past two years, the Ravens have wanted to replace me, and the only man in the building that supported me was Rex [Ryan, the former defensive coordinator].
    “I have nothing against the organization, nothing against ownership. I just feel it’s time for me to move on. Never have I challenged this organization, but I think it’s in both our best interest.”
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