INDIANAPOLIS — The Baltimore Ravens met with the agent for Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs at the NFL scouting combine.
Grubbs’ agent, Pat Dye, spoke with Ravens vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty.
"It was a very positive meeting with the Ravens," Dye told 24×7. "We’ll see where it goes from here. We’ll keep talking."
The Ravens are trying to make a push to hold onto Grubbs, but it won’t be inexpensive to do so. Plus, the Ravens have already invested $32.5 million, including a $10 million signing bonus, in Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda.
Grubbs is regarded as one of the top free agents at his position.
Among the potential landing spots for Grubbs should the Ravens be unable to sign him: the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys.
"Ben is a player that we’d love to have back in Baltimore,” general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “We’ve had some conversations with Pat Dye already. We will see how things work out between now and the beginning of free agency on March 13.”
The Ravens sound determined to give it an honest try.
“I’m pretty optimistic about it right now,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I hope that’s not misplaced. We’re in the process of negotiating. We’re committed, Steve Bisciotti’s committed, to offering him a really great number."