Update (2:30 PM): Josina Anderson has reported that the Ravens are in fact hosting and signing Kyle Van Noy on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
More than two months ago, facing a season boasting a couple of youngsters and having lost 2022 sack-leader Justin Houston, the Ravens hosted Kyle Van Noy for a workout and to discuss the possibility of adding the former Charger.
Now, more than two months after that first meeting, the Baltimore Ravens are once more hosting Van Noy... having already added Jadeveon Clowney to their pass-rushing room but also lost starters Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network first broke the news about the visit of KVN to the Ravens on Tuesday.
Van Noy is a well-known NFL veteran and if he gets signed he'll be playing this year at 32 years old. He's always been a productive linebacker with extensive experience in various defensive systems having spent time in different franchises throughout his pro career.
In his most recent season with the Chargers last year, Van Noy played in all 17 games and recorded 46 tackles, five sacks, and nine quarterback hits. He also logged three batted passes to go with a forced fumble.
Kyle Van Noy was selected 40th overall by the Detroit Lions in 2014. After two and a half seasons with the Lions, he was traded to the Patriots, where he had his most successful years, performing at the peak of his powers.
Since leaving the Patriots after the 2019 season, Van Noy has played for the Miami Dolphins, had a brief return to the Patriots, and most recently played for the Chargers in 2022.
With Oweh and Ojabo out and expected to remain on the sidelines at least for a week while nursing their respective injuries, the Ravens must take some action to bolster a ravaged unit that featured a couple of subpar outside linebackers last Sunday against Indianapolis... leading to the first defeat of the Flock in 2023.
Clowney has already proved to be a massive free-agent addition and it's just three games played through last weekend. Adding Van Noy will only mean adding more veterans and experience to a line needed by both talent and leaders.
For now, we can only wait for the good news to pop up--hopefully later today.