Foxworth, Newsome To Discuss Future

Domonique Foxworth is meeting with the Ravens Thursday to discuss his plans.

Posted by Garrett Downing on Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Categories: 2012 Offseason, Garrett Downing

Domonique Foxworth’s future with the Ravens – and in the NFL – is up in the air.

The 28-year-old cornerback has played in just two games over the last two seasons because of a right knee injury that landed him on injured reserve for consecutive years.

That injury could potentially force him to retire, and Foxworth has a meeting scheduled for next week with Ravens General Manger Ozzie Newsome to discuss his future.

“I have a meeting with Foxworth when I get back next Thursday and I don’t know what his intentions are,” Newsome told reporters Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Since the season ended, Foxworth has been non-committal in recent interviews about whether he will be able to return to football.

He is signed through next season, but many are suggesting that he could be a salary cap causality as the Ravens look to shed salary before the start of free agency.

Foxworth was a prized free-agent signing in 2009 and played well during his first season with the Ravens. But then he tore his ACL on the first day of training camp in 2010 and has not been the same since then. Foxworth played in the first two games of last season before getting placed on injured reserve.

In Foxworth’s absence, the Ravens have seen young cornerbacks develop and take hold of the starting jobs. Lardarius Webb shined last season and earned Pro Bowl consideration, and Cary Williams played well in his first season as a starter.

Baltimore also has last year’s first-round pick Jimmy Smith, who battled an injury in the first part of the season but played well down the stretch as the team’s third cornerback.

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