Returning Brent Urban: ‘It’s Great to Be Embraced by Baltimore’
Veteran defensive lineman Brent Urban was pleasantly stunned by the outpouring of constructive feedback on social media after it was introduced earlier this week that he was returning to the Ravens, the workforce he spent the first 5 years of his profession with.
“After looking at social media and all that kind of stuff after I signed, I definitely was surprised with how much positive cheering and all the great messages,” Urban mentioned on Glenn Clark Radio on Tuesday. “I’m a low-key guy, so it was nice to see, obviously. I’m a run-stopper and don’t get much of the glory, so I wasn’t expecting that a whole lot. But it’s great to be embraced by Baltimore. It’s a place I love, tons of memories. It was great.”
Urban, who provides extra expertise and depth to the line of defense, was a 2014 fourth-round decide. Since leaving Baltimore after the 2018 season, he has performed with the Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys.
He believes the Ravens have what it takes to make a deep playoff run.
“I think it’s a team that has a ton of talent. They’re young, and it’s a team that’s poised to make a run,” Urban mentioned. “I think I’ve lost in the first round every time I’ve made the playoffs — that goes the last three times I’ve made the playoffs, so definitely looking to make a run here as my career kind of winds down. That’s definitely a very important thing, and I think we’ve got a great shot here.”
On a aspect notice, Urban, who wore No. 96 throughout his earlier stint in Baltimore however is carrying No. 68 at OTAs, took to Twitter to ask if he swagged out in his new jersey. Some of his former teammates responded by busting his chops.