Ravens still seeking deal with Miller

Talks with linebacker to go into next week

Pro Football

April 12, 2003|By Brent Jones | Brent Jones,SUN STAFF

Although the Ravens failed to reach an agreement with free-agent linebacker Jamir Miller last night, team officials remain optimistic they can sign the former Pro Bowl player before the draft.

Both Ravens officials and Miller's agent, Leigh Steinberg, had hoped to get a deal done by the end of this week. The sides will continue with negotiations into next week.

Miller also has not ruled out re-signing with the Cleveland Browns, who cut Miller on Feb. 27 for salary cap reasons.

The Browns still do not have enough cap room to sign Miller. But Miller might be willing to wait for Cleveland to free up money and offer him a contract before deciding where to play. The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers were also in talks with Miller, but both have signed key defensive players this week and are no longer in consideration.

NOTE: The Ravens and Redskins will play their preseason game on Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. at FedEx Field.

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