There was speculation that the Baltimore Ravens would go after recently-cut Brandon Flowers to fill a void in their secondary. That will no longer happen, as the San Diego Chargers reached a one-year agreement with the former Kansas City Chiefs corner back.
So what’s next for the Ravens, who is it going to be? Currently standing, fifth-year man Lardarius Webb will be the starting corner back and the recently-emerging Jimmy Smith will take the second spot; but you need three, don’t you?
The immediate answer to this question would be Chykie Brown. He has been on the team for three years and hasn’t gotten much playing time. However, would you really trust a guy that has been on the practice squad more than the roster to start on opening day?
Asa Jackson is another option as he has been on the team for two years, and he too hasn’t gotten any playing time. He was suspended for the first eight games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL’s drug policy for a second time. He has off-field issues and we don’t really know if he can perform or not; so do you trust him?
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported a few days ago that the Ravens signed corner backs Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks. Aaron Ross is a former first round pick out of Texas who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants. Franks is 26-years-old and has 30 tackles, three interceptions, and nine passes defended in four NFL season with four career starts. Perhaps one of them (Aaron Ross looks a little more intriguing) can take over that third corner back spot.
One more option is to look back into the free-agency pool and maybe think about signing former Detroit Lion Chris Houston. He signed a five-year deal with Detroit last year only to be released a year later. He has totalled 376 tackles, 13 interceptions, and three touchdowns in his seven years in the league. If you get signed to five-year deal then you must be worth something; so why not give it a shot?
So what do you guys think, who is the best option to be the third corner back on the Baltimore Ravens?