Corey Fuller Update

Former Florida State standout Corey Fuller has spent seven of his eight seasons in the NFL at cornerback. Now Fuller doesn't know exactly where he'll end up playing for the Baltimore Ravens this upcoming season. Fuller, who signed with Baltimore after being released by the Browns, brings versatility to the Ravens secondary in his ability to play both corner and safety. "I know cornerback; I'm learning safety," said Fuller, who works out in Tallahassee in the offseason.

Former Florida State standout Corey Fuller has spent seven of his eight seasons in the NFL at cornerback. Now Fuller doesn't know exactly where he'll end up playing for the Baltimore Ravens this upcoming season.

Fuller, who signed with Baltimore after being released by the Browns, brings versatility to the Ravens secondary in his ability to play both corner and safety. He's not alone in that regard, as third year player Gary Baxter posseses that same trait.

When Fuller signed, it was generally thought that Fuller would end up at free safety while Baxter would stay at cornerback, and while that is still more likley than not to happen, the Ravens haven't made any firm decisions as to where to play them and there's even a pretty good chance, both players will see time at both positions.

"They're both going to experience both inside and outside," said coach Brian Billick.

Fuller replaced cornerback Chris McAlister, who was held out of most drills, on the first unit earlier this month at minicamp. At the Ravens passing camp, he's now stationed, by his own choice, on the inside.

"I know cornerback; I'm learning safety," said the 5-foot-10, 210-pound Fuller.

"I told coach today to go ahead and leave me there [at safety] and let me learn and see if it can work out for us. The faster we know, the better it will be for us."

The flexibility of Fuller and Baxter should help the Ravens overcome some depth issues at cornerback, where outside of those two and McAlister, the only two experienced cornerbacks on the roster are Tom Knight and third-year backup Alvin Porter.

"Depth at corner is a concern of mine right now," Billick said. "The more they can know both positions the better they're going to be, and we'll sort it out as we go along."


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