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The Baltimore Sun's Web site is reporting the Ravens are fairly close to reaching a deal with linebacker Bart Scott, which might suggest the club is preparing to part ways with future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis. According to Mike Preston, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti (my former boss) was irritated by the fact that Lewis kept talking about the Jets and Cowboys. I still think Lewis was simply trying to create some leverage, but he may have hurt himself in the end.
A Cowboys source told me Thursday morning that the team doesn't have a strong interest in Lewis. Of course, that could change a few minutes after midnight. But as of this minute, I don't think the Cowboys will make a strong play for Lewis. They're too worried about signing linebacker DeMarcus Ware to a long-term contract.
Could Lewis end up with his old defensive coordinator Mike Nolan in Denver? That's the latest buzz I'm hearing. Stay tuned for much, much more on the free-agent front.