Ravens Likely to Sign Vet DB

With injuries to their secondary, expect the Ravens to ink a veteran free agent defensive back.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Since the Ravens are dealing with several injuries in their secondary, a new face will probably join the roster before the team reconvenes for training camp.

One could come from a recent tryout that included veteran safety Ken Hamlin and cornerbacks Walt Harris and Ken Lucas.  The Ravens also could tap a player that gets released in the coming weeks.

“We brought in some veteran guys that looked pretty good,” Coach Harbaugh said Tuesday evening on WBAL Radio.  ”We tried out some guys at this last OTA, and I think we’ll sign at least one of those guys.  And we’ll be watching that waiver wire pretty closely, because there may be some teams that have to relieve themselves because of budget issues and let a corner go.”

Harbaugh was asked the question in regards to the rehabilitation of cornerbacks Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb, two starters that had their 2009 campaign cut short because of knee injuries.

While they both are well on the road to recovery, their status won’t be certain until they actually take the practice field.
During the offseason, Domonique Foxworth and Chris Carr have been regular first-teamers, while the Ravens also have a few other developmental prospects in their stable.

“If they’re not quite up to speed to play, then we’ll have to have some options,” Harbaugh noted. “It starts, obviously, with Foxworth and Carr. Those guys had tremendous springs, and they’re both looking good.  And then we have some young guys in there, KJ Gerard and Cary Williams are both guys that are coming along.

“We’re going to look at all those options.”

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