Vincent has been a starter in the NFL for the past four years, two in Pittsburgh and the last two with the Ravens. The 6-5, 325-pound Vincent, who was let go by Baltimore as part of a youth movement up front, might well be an upgrade over current first-team left guard Chris Liwienski.
According to Ravens Insider's Aaron Wilson, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome tried to trade Vincent before the decision was made to cut him.
Vincent, 29, was due to make $1.6 million this season and had been demoted from the starting lineup at right guard and shifted to the left side behind Jason Brown.
If Vincent had been on the team after the final roster cutdown this weekend, as a vested veteran his salary for the year would have been guaranteed.
However, salary wasn't the only reason the team has cut ties with Vincent.
Although Vincent had recovered from offseason sports hernia surgery, the team was instituting a youth movement with first-round pick Ben Grubbs and former second-round pick Chris Chester competing for the right guard job.
"They think these young guys ar ready, so they're going with them this year," Vincent said. "I was surprised, but, like I said, the NFL is a business. I think it goes deeper than them drafting someone in the first round. That's just how I feel."
Vincent signed a three-year contract with Baltimore in 2004 after starting two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but injuries and a slow adjustment to the Ravens' system curtailed his progress in Baltimore.
The New York Jets, who recently traded disgruntled veteran Pete Kendall, have been rumored to be interested in Vincent, who said he would be interested in talking with them.
"I'm just packing my stuff and going back to Florida," Vincent said. "I'm going to talk with my agent and figure out what to do next. I don't feel like the people in Baltimore really saw what I could do when I'm healthy, but it's time to move on."