Ravens' notebook. Kemo to test Free Agency

OWINGS MILLS -- The agent for nose guard Maake Kemoeatu informed Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and contract negotiator Pat Moriarty at the combine that his client is inclined to test free agency and find out how much he's worth. The Cleveland Browns are also expected to pursue Kemoeatu.

"I just think it's better business judgment to find out what his market value is, which he told me is tough because he loves the organization and the town," agent Ken Vierra said. "He's a good football player who busted his butt for four years and has earned that right. The Ravens are a quality organization and they told me he's their top priority. We're going to continue to keep talking."

Baltimore is expected to try to re-sign backup running back Chester Taylor, who's amenable to staying, punter Dave Zastudil and linebacker Bart Scott.

Defensive end Tony Weaver said he's unsure if he'll be back even thoughe he prefers to not switch teams. The Ravens may not be able to retain the former second-round draft pick from Notre Dame because other teams may have more money to spend on him.

Former Maryland tight end Vernon Davis solidified his status as an early first-round draft pick. The chiseled junior ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, had a 42-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 33 times, a tight end combine record. …. Among the players Baltimore met with at the combine: Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle, Bowling Green quarterback Omar Jacobs, Virginia running back Wali Lundy and Wisconsin running back Brian Calhoun.

In addition to being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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