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By Matt Vensel | February 17, 2012
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at cornerbacks . The top prospects: Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu, who is still in Baton Rogue, got most of the attention in the LSU secondary, but Morris Claiborne is a complete corner with good size, speed and instincts. At 6 feet 2, Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick is a big, physical cornerback.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
The Ravens had already lost starting tight end Dennis Pitta for the rest of the season with a hip injury and starting left tackle Eugene Monroe for about a month after he had knee surgery. Now, they know that they'll have to overcome the absence of two defensive starters for an extended period. A day after a 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium dropped his team to 3-2, Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that starting defensive end Chris Canty had surgery to clean out an infection in his wrist and starting cornerback Asa Jackson is in a walking boot because of a "very severely" sprained toe. Jackson, who had started the past four games opposite the team's top cornerback, Jimmy Smith, will be out a "number of weeks," Harbaugh said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | July 18, 2012
The Ravens will hold their first full-team practice of training camp Thursday, July 26. Each day leading up to the official start of camp, The Sun will examine several key position battles that will be decided during preseason. CORNERBACK The competitors : Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith Breaking it down : Lardarius Webb played at a Pro Bowl level last season and was justly rewarded with a six-year, $50 million contract in April. He'll start on one side and likely draw the opposition's top receiver.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 27, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Maryland starting cornerback Alvin Hill had knee surgery Thursday and will miss the rest of the season, becoming the latest Terp to be ruled out for the rest of the year due to injury. Hill suffered a torn PCL during the Terps' win over Syracuse last week. Including Hill, Maryland has lost five players to season-ending injuries since the season began Aug. 30. Senior Jeremiah Johnson will take over for Hill as the starting cornerback opposite Will Likely.
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By Matt Vensel | October 25, 2012
Each week, blogger Matt Vensel fires a few questions at rookie cornerback and kick returner Asa Jackson. The Ravens' fifth-round pick in April's draft, Jackson is a Sacramento native who played his college ball at Cal Poly. MV: You didn't end up playing against the Houston Texans last weekend because the team only dressed four cornerbacks. Was that the closest you think you have come to being active this season? AJ: Yeah, it was the closest it has been so far. I think all week I was expecting to play.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
The Maryland football program has landed a commitment from one of its top targets in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Will Likely, ranked the No. 32 cornerback in the country by 247Sports.com, pledged to the Terps on Friday, according to InsideMDSports . The No. 32 cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports, Likely was also seriously recruited by LSU, Florida State, Wake Forest, Louisville and others. While it's unknown if the Seminoles or Tigers had tendered firm scholarship offers, there seems to be a consensus in Florida that Likely would have been a blue-chip national recruit were he a few inches taller . Likely, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound defensive back and wide receiver, is the fourth four-star prospect -- according to Rivals.com -- in Maryland's 2013 class.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees said Friday that the outside concerns about the Ravens' cornerback depth aren't unfounded. The team feels the same way. “I don't think there's been more made of it,” Pees said. “I think there is [real concern]. There's some depth, there's competition, but we've got to come out of this preseason [and] somebody has got to rise up.” Pees said he has no doubts about fourth-year cornerback Jimmy Smith, but that's the only given as the team enters the second week of camp.
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By Matt Vensel | April 28, 2012
With the 169th pick in the NFL draft (fifth round), the Ravens selected Cal Poly cornerback Asa Jackson. The pick continues a Day Three trend of the Ravens selecting small-school players. In the fourth round, the Ravens took Delaware guard Gino Gradkowski and South Carolina State free safety Christian Thompson. Jackson, who is 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, will join Baltimore's stable of young cornerbacks that includes Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, and Cary Williams. He made eight interceptions during his Cal Poly career.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
Three defensive backs from Baltimore finished practice this spring on Penn State's two-deep. Heading into the 2014 season, there will be another local player on the Nittany Lions' secondary depth chart. Troy Vincent Jr. , a rising senior cornerback from Gilman, committed to the Nittany Lions last night. He'll join three Calvert Hall grads - starting safety Adrian Amos , starting cornerback Trevor Williams and backup cornerback Da'Quan Davis - in Penn State's secondary.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
It was not anything Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith had heard or read. He mostly avoids watching the NFL on television and he ignores football commentary on the radio and Internet. It was just something he could sense, not just from fans and reporters but from the people he was around every day. "Even your teammates, they may not say anything to you but I kind of felt like they were thinking, 'You're a first-round draft pick. You should be out here doing this. You should be out here killing it,' " Smith said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 24, 2014
On Tuesday, Maryland cornerback Will Likely became the first Terps defender to ever be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week . Wednesday, Likely was selected for a national award -- the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. Likely had a team-high nine tackles, a tackle for a loss and an interception that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown during Maryland's win over Syracuse on Saturday. For the year, Likely is third on the Terps with 27 tackles, has three tackles for a loss, a sack, five pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ravens veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb was pulled from the game by coach John Harbaugh after playing just four snaps against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. It marked his first game back from a lower back injury that prevented him from playing in the first two regular season games and the entire preseason. Webb finished with one tackle and had trouble staying with receivers in his season debut, but is hopeful that coach John Harbaugh will increase his playing time this week.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has been assigned an Oct. 7 court date at Towson District Court for his misdemeanor disorderly conduct case, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. Smith was charged with failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement officer on July 12 when he was arrested by police and given a citation following an incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson. According to Maryland criminal law code Section 10-201 governing disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct, which includes willfully failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order from a law enforcement officer, those convicted of violating this law are subject to a maximum punishment of 60 days in jail or a fine not exceeding $500, or both penalties.
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Sports Digest | September 22, 2014
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Sunday that the team's medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles tendon early in the second quarter of the team's 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 11th-year veteran suffered the injury on a play that occurred away from the ball. He said he believed his foot was stepped on as he ran. Immediately after the play, Hall lay, writhing in pain, near the right side of the field, the opposite side of the field from where Eagles running back Darren Sproles had been tackled.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 20, 2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - At the Big Ten media days in late July, Maryland coach Randy Edsall was asked to identify his primary concerns heading into the season. He answered immediately: Staying healthy. The Terps , who have dealt with numerous serious injuries to key players the past two seasons, got through preseason practice relatively healthy. But the injuries have continued to mount since the season started in late August, and Maryland lost two more starters to injuries during Saturday's 34-20 win over Syracuse.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
In NFL locker rooms, respect isn't earned only on the field. The almighty dollar also helps. When the Cleveland Browns signed Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden to a five-year, $68 million contract in May that included $45 million guaranteed, it affirmed his reputation as one of the top cornerbacks in the game - and his value to the AFC North franchise. "What sets Joe Haden apart? He's not an average corner," Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith said. "His contract, that shows you he's not average.
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By Edward Lee | October 5, 2011
With the Ravens shorthanded at cornerback and safety, Danny Gorrer got a few reps as the third cornerback in Sunday night's 34-17 victory over the New York Jets, enjoying his longest stint of the season. When the defense went to its nickel package in the second half, Gorrer lined up against the outside receiver, and starter Lardarius Webb shifted to the slot receiver. “It was just an amazing feeling being out there with the guys, knowing that they trust me enough to get out there and play with them,” said Gorrer, who broke up one pass.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn't discussing injuries these days, especially ones involving a player who hasn't seen game action since last season. Whenever cornerback Lardarius Webb is asked about his playing status, he makes it clear that it's not his call. "You can ask John Harbaugh," Webb said Wednesday when surrounded by reporters in front of his locker. "If you interview him, ask him that question. " Webb's status has become a weekly mystery. After leaving a July 25 training camp practice with a lower back injury, Webb missed the entire preseason.
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