In Need Of Cornerback Depth, Ravens Sign Veterans Aaron Ross, Dominique Franks

In an effort to strengthen their depth at the cornerback position, the Baltimore Ravens signed two veteran free agents on Friday.

Signed to the Ravens roster were cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks and the two are expected to push Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the depth chart.

Ross is already 31. He spent most of his career with the New York Giants after being drafted by them in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Texas.

Franks, who is five years younger than the aforementioned Ross, only started four games for the Atlanta Falcons during the four seasons that he played for them after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma.

The Ravens had been one of several teams linked to possibly having interest in free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers, who was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs. However, now that Ross and Franks have both been signed, it’s easy to speculate that Flowers won’t be landing in Baltimore.

Flowers reportedly had a good visit with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, but ultimately left town Friday unsigned. On Wednesday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported the Pittsburgh Steelers as being one of several teams monitoring Flowers’ situation, but as of Friday morning, no visit has been scheduled.

  • steeltown

    Glad the chances of Baltimore landing Flowers have diminished greatly

  • 2443scott

    if steelers would land flowers some how who would be the guy he replaces wouldnt it be some one who carries just as much pay as it cost to get flowers.

  • sean mcmartin

    Was Hoping the Steelers would bring in some veterans to compete in camp. Still not sold on the CB depth at the 1st string level.

  • Flowers isn’t an upgrade for us and will ask for more cash than hes worth.