With the Ravens lacking cornerback depth, GM Ozzie Newsome is taking to the phones.
Head coach John Harbaugh acknowledged today that the Ravens are in search of another veteran cornerback after starting corner Domonique Foxworth was lost for the season with a torn ACL on Thursday.
“Oh yeah, we’re looking,” Harbaugh said. “We look at every position, but I think that’s a position of interest, without a doubt. We’re looking hard, and there are guys out there - we’re studying the guys who are out there - and there are guys on rosters that we’re looking at.
“So, Ozzie and his staff are looking at the full gamut, and we’re looking at those guys on tape as coaches.”
Currently, it seems like the Ravens have more corners unable to practice than ones who can consistently suit up.
Foxworth and Lardarius Webb (who is still rehabbing his torn ACL) are out of practice. Fabian Washington slowly is working his way back from an ACL tear of his own, and Walt Harris has seen limited practice time since experiencing some Achilles soreness earlier in the week.
There aren’t many options on the free agent market right now, but one familiar name pops out when looking at the possibilities - Frank Walker.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
Walker has spent the last three years with the Ravens, and has been a polarizing figure during his time in Baltimore.
Walker’s numerous pass interference penalties and loud personality have drawn the ire of many fans, but Harbaugh has consistently stood up for the veteran cornerback.
Today, he admitted that the team is considering bringing Walker back into the fold.
“Sure, Frank would have a shot,” Harbaugh said. “Frank knows our scheme. He’s got some options, teams he’s talking to right now, but he’s one guy of a lot of guys we’re looking at.”
The Colts and Bears are two other potential destinations for Walker, but it’s possible that he ends up right back in Baltimore.
Try and contain your excitement, Charm City.