The Baltimore Ravens have a number of players to address during free agency but one such player may find himself on the outside looking in. Cornerback Chris Carr has been relatively productive for the Ravens in recent years but a crowded secondary may force the team to pass on him.
As of now, the Ravens have both Lardarius Webb and Domonique Foxworth under contract and on top of that they just drafted Jimmy Smith. Baltimore is setting right below the cap at $114.67 million which gives them very little wiggle room to re-sign a player that plays a position of depth.
Carr addressed his future with the team in a practical manner.
“Yeah, I want to play here, but I also want to have a big role,” Carr said on Wednesday. “If they see me having a big role, then I’m going to want to come back here. If not, then no because I feel like every year of my career I’ve gotten better and I feel like I’m only going to get better.”
The Ravens will have to focus on re-signing players like Micahel Yanda, Jared Gaither and Dawan Landry and will then focus on upgrades to other positions. Considering that there are a number of NFL teams that have to spend money, there should be plenty of interest in a veteran cornerback on the open market.