Ravens news: Kyle Van Noy confirms interest, Michigan star visits

Van Noy could come back to Baltimore

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The Baltimore Ravens not only need to come up with an offer that prevents Jadeveon Clowney from joining another contender in the New York Jets, but they also must concoct an offer that is enticing enough to keep veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy in town for the title push.

Van Noy, who will turn 33 on Tuesday, recorded nine sacks in what was his best season as a pass rusher, The former BYU stud has made it clear that he isn't going to take a discount to return to Baltimore, though it looks like both parties are at least working on a possible second act.

Van Noy confirmed himself on Twitter (or X, whichever you prefer) that he and Ravens mastermind Eric DeCosta have spoken about a possible contract for the 2024 season. Getting Van Noy back with or without Clowney would undoubtedly be a major boost for a very young pass rush rotation.

With Odafe Oweh still far from a double-digit sack artist entering his fourth season and David Ojabo not reliable at all due to his unfortunate injury problems, getting Van Noy back would be a priceless move for a young defense. Signing him and Clowney would also help retain all of Baltimore's top three sackers from last year after the Justin Madubuike extension.

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  • Baltimore may try to solve their offensive line issue by once again drafting a Michigan player. The Wolverines sent seven offensive linemen to the NFL Draft this season, including starting right tackle Karsen Barnhart. The Ravens are hosting him for a meeting, as they could be seduced by his versatility.

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