AFC North notes: Mathis, Ravens do dinner

March, 15, 2012
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Here are some AFC North evening notes:

Eagles free-agent guard Evan Mathis left the Ravens facility without a contract but he did have dinner plans. He will sit down with general manager Ozzie Newsome tonight and remain in Baltimore tomorrow.

That looks like a positive sign for the Ravens, who are looking for an immediate replacement for Ben Grubbs (who signed today with the New Orleans Saints).


"I think it's a good fit," Mathis told the Carroll County (Md.) Times. "We had a good meeting."

Asked if a deal is imminent, Mathis said: "We're not at that point yet."

BENGALS: Starting safety Reggie Nelson, the top Bengals' free agent, is scheduled to visit the New York Jets tomorrow. ... The Bengals have three players in for visits: New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter, Miami defensive lineman Kendall Langford and New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross. Porter likely has the edge over Ross because he's only 25, four years younger than Ross. Langford is scheduled to leave for a visit with the Rams tomorrow if he doesn't have a contract.

BROWNS: Free-agent safety Mike Adams, 30, agreed on a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos. Usama Young and Eric Hagg could battle for the job, or the Browns could move cornerback Sheldon Brown to safety after the team re-signed Dimitri Patterson. ... Cleveland reached a one-year, $3 million deal with 12-year defensive lineman Juqua Parker, the NFL Network first reported. Parker will serve as the top backup, which likely will lead to the release of former starter Jayme Mitchell. ... The Browns announced they re-signed backup offensive lineman Oniel Cousins.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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