Just last week it was reported (like expected) that Ed Reed, the Baltimore Ravens star Pro Bowl safety, would begin the season on the PUP list and will likely miss around half of the season’s action. Now the Ravens have been delivered another terrible break.
Starting cornerback Dominique Foxworth suffered the black death of sports injuries as in the tear of the ACL. Like many athletes that suffer the unfortunate knee injury, the Ravens man was hurt without making contact with a single player in Thursday‘s practice. And now as a result of the season long loss the Ravens will be forced to start two projected backup players for the majority if not all of the upcoming season in the secondary.
And just to make matters worse for the injury-riddled squad, Fabian Washington and Ladarius Webb are both currently injured and might miss all of the preseason with their own injuries. Of their remaining roster at cornerback the only players that have played critical minutes in the NFL before are Travis Fisher formerly of the Colts and Walt Harris formerly of the 49ers. And both of these guys are way past their prime and Harris has been in the league since the 1990’s and is around 37 years old.
One interesting thing to look out for is that former Pro bowl corner Chris McAllister is currently a free agent and the former Raven, who was released following the 2008 season, could be the quick void that the cornerback-strapped squad needs heading into their first preseason action in just a few weeks.
But whether or not it’s McAllister look for the Ravens to bring in somebody at corner.
Maybe even Prime Time?