The Baltimore Ravens are stacked at linebacker, and that could leave Arthur Brown expendable. The former Kansas State Wildcats star has yet to make a dent in the NFL after being drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Now, Baltimore may be looking to cut their losses and get what they can for Brown if another team wants him. ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Ravens are already shopping him:
#Ravens ILB Arthur Brown has been the subject of trade discussions with other teams, according to league sources.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 9, 2014
Brown appeared in 14 games as a rookie, but did not start a game. The biggest red flag that Baltimore isn't pleased with him came in Week 1 vs. the Bengals, when Brown was a healthy scratch. The fact that he can't even make enough of an impact on special teams for Baltimore to activate him shows how little faith they have in him.
Brown spent the majority of his rookie season being utilized in pass coverage as a nickel linebacker. The former Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year recorded 15 tackles, a half-sack and a forced fumble in 14 games last season.
Coming into the 2014 offseason, Browns was expected to take on a much bigger role in Baltimore, but that changed when the team drafted CJ Mosley with the 17-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Brown is now likely set to ride the bench this year unless he's dealt to another team.