Former Jets center Nick Mangold is making his first known free-agent visit to meet with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, according to a report.
The 33-year-old, who was released by the Jets in February, was expected to arrive in Baltimore late Tuesday night, according to ESPN. The Ravens traded their starting center, Jeremy Zuttah, to the San Francisco 49ers last month but did not bring in a replacement.
They do have two in-house candidates - John Urschel and Ryan Jensen, both of whom are 25. If healthy, the 33-year-old Mangold could conceivably compete for that job, or at least provide a veteran mentor to help the young centers.
Mangold has made it clear that he still wants to play, despite suffering through an injury-shortened season last year (foot, ankle). He was reportedly surprised when the Jets cut him, even though he was due to count for more than $9 million against the salary cap.
Due to his age and injury issues, Mangold has attracted little interest on the free-agent market, even though he might be willing to switch from center to guard. There was a report last month that said the Giants were interested in him, but multiple Giants sources said that was not accurate.