Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that CB Chris Carr and CB Domonique Foxworth may have played their last game with Ravens.
Last year, the Rave re-signed Carr to a four-year deal worth $14 million but he unfortunately lost his starting position and wound up being a healthy scratch for them in the playoffs. He has a $2.5 million salary for the upcoming season so the team could elect to move on without him and use the money elsewhere.
Foxworth has dealt with injuries to his knee in recent years and has only managed to play in two games the last two seasons. This is a pretty obvious move.
Zrebiec writes that he expects Baltimore to “make pretty aggressive bids” to keep G Ben Grubbs as well as ILB Jameel McClain and mentions the Ravens already made an offer to Grubbs.
Zrebiec does concede that it will be very tough for them to compete with serious offers from other teams so he’ll have to be willing to offer them some sort of a discount to stay in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun report mentions that while the team will try to keep Jameel McClain, Jarret Johnson is more likely to return than he is.
There have been rumors in the past that Johnson could follow former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to Indianapolis and given his versatility, he should have plenty of suitors on the open market.
Haruki Nakamura & Tom Zbikowski
Zrebiec doesn’t see either Haruki Nakamura and Tom Zbikowski back with the team next season and suggests that there’s better opportunities available to them in the free agent market.
Nakamura played a very limited role with the Ravens last season and Zbikowski was replaced by Bernard Pollard last season.
Zrebiec lists the Colts, Titans and Bengals as possibilities for Nakamura.