Former All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown has received plenty of linkage to the Baltimore Ravens in recent months.

But according to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Ravens have not discussed Brown internally. Anderson did note the Ravens might be a destination to watch in the future. However, it does not appear anything is imminent.

This directly contradicts a previous report on behalf of NFL Network's Mike Silver, who said the Ravens did have some internal dialogue about Brown (via Joe Schiller of the team's website):

Brown has been linked to the Ravens this offseason, and things got even more interesting yesterday when NFL Network's Mike Silver reported that Baltimore is one of two teams who reportedly have had internal “discussions” about signing Brown.

“Teams are sniffing around,” Silver said. “I would keep an eye on the Seahawks. Brown has been doing some offseason workouts with their backup quarterback Geno Smith … And the Ravens, his cousin Marquise Brown is on that team, they have sniffed around in the past. They are mulling that over too. So internal discussions in both of those organizations. Keep an eye on Seattle and Baltimore.”

Ian Rapoport also said Brown had interest from “four or five” teams, including the Ravens.

There certainly is reason for all the rumors.

Brown worked out with Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, who is also his cousin.

However, as Anderson seems to suggest, there are still questions with respect to how the NFL will handle Brown's situation after he pleaded no contest to a battery charge stemming from an incident in January.

The league's handling of Brown might determine how teams proceed in a potential effort to sign him.