In Tuesday's "Your Turn," we discussed the Ravens' depth at cornerback and which two players should start at the position when Week 1 rolls around. It seems your preference is for Jimmy Smith and Cary Williams.
So how do the other players fit in, and will any of them become expendable when rosters are cut down?
That’s been a topic of conversation on talk radio apparently, as dots are being connected and speculation is being started now that the Giants have seen their secondary decimated by injuries. The same thing happened to the Ravens last year when Domonique Foxworth went down, and the team traded for Josh Wilson.
So I can follow the logic as the idea is floated that the Ravens might consider trading Foxworth, who is running with the first-team defense all of the sudden, to the Giants, whose playoff hopes took a hit when first-round draft pick Prince Amukamara broke his foot and starting cornerback Terrell Thomas tore his ACL on Monday.
But Foxworth is coming off his own ACL injury, and it doesn’t sound like he is at full strength right now. And the Baltimore native has a pretty pricey contract, which is why fans are so eager to unload him.
Lardarius Webb and Chris Carr have more value at the moment, but Webb is a cheap, young player with plenty of potential and Carr is a versatile veteran whom the Ravens just re-signed a month ago.
This newfound depth at cornerback is a good thing, but the Ravens are one hypothetical trade and one injury away from being thin at the position. Do they really want to unload a cornerback?
Your turn: Should the Ravens trade away a cornerback? And realistically, what do you expect the Ravens to get in return if they were to, say, trade Foxworth to the Giants weeks before the season?