Ravens smoke signals; are they interested in Shawne Merriman?

November 03, 2010 |

While we would assume some attraction exists; John Harbaugh conceded the team’s interest during his radio show (HERE)

I’m certain some very notable reservations exist, regardless of Merriman’s fierce reputation.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 8:  Shawne Merriman #56 of the San Diego Chargers against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium on November 8, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Chargers defeated the Giants 21-20.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

From a public perspective, the Ravens have a solid mix of character and chemistry in the locker room. Does the addition of a Sean Merriman threaten this?

A pretty daunting vulnerability has been the Ravens lack of an aggressive pass rush. Does Merriman offer a dynamic of play that addresses this?

The last thing any team needs is an unhealthy addition. Is Merriman in playing condition?