Alright! Now that we have that gaping special teams hole filled with Brendan Ayanbadejo, the Baltimore Ravens can get down to the business of signing some needed free agents, like the questionable depth at cornerback. To meet this need, the squad has signed former Green Bay Packers corner Frank Walker to a two-year deal.
You know, Frank Walker. The guy who appeared in 12 games with the Pack last year as the team’s sixth corner? Yeah, we don’t know him either. The good news is that he’s young, (26 years old) and capable (five interceptions and nine starts in 53 career games with the Packers and New York Giants). Right there, it appears to be a significant upgrade from 30-and-over club card holders Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle.
And by the way, he can take it to the house. Twice in his career, he’s had interception return averages greater than 30 yards. If given the proper role in Rex Ryan’s system and a chance to learn under McAlister, Rolle and Ed Reed, this could be another diamond in the rough found by Ozzie “Spelunker” Newsome.