Free Agency Whispers: Is Foxworth Gone?

Based on a report from's Adam Schefter that free-agent cornerback Domonique Foxworth is in Baltimore ready to cut a deal with the Ravens, we've done some talking to one of our sources in the area.

Our friend tells us that the Ravens' interest is indeed high on the (former?) Falcons cornerback, and that the Baltimore franchise could be looking to put together a package that would pay Foxworth as much as $5 million per year.

Foxworth went to Maryland and grew up in the area, so this wouldn't be a huge surprise -- he attended Western Tech High School in Catonsville, Maryland and started 40 games for the Terps. Still, it would be a blow to a Falcons team looking to upgrade so many areas on the defensive side of the ball. After he was traded to Atlanta by the Broncos for a conditional draft pick in September of 2008, Foxworth started the last 10 games of the season and the playoff loss to the Cardinals, made 39 tackles (34 solo), defensed 11 passes, and came up with one interception.

Foxworth was an important depth player for a secondary that needed it, and his professional attitude at left cornerback was a welcome change from the drama that DeAngelo Hall provided at the position in 2007 and before.

He's not gone just yet, but it appears that Domonique Foxworth will be on the receiving end of a fairly sizeable payday no matter where he goes. Stay tuned to Falcon Insider for more details…

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