The Baltimore Ravens placed cornerback Domonique Foxworth on injured reserve on Wednesday morning and re-signed linebacker Prescott Burgess. Foxworth underwent knee surgery in training camp last season and never fully recovered. He was inactive for the Ravens against the Rams last week.
Foxworth was a huge free agent signing for the Ravens in 2009. He was a local guy who came in to hold together a shaky secondary and got paid big money to do so. He signed a four year, $27.2 million dollar deal with a $4 million signing bonus. He’s making $4.4 million this season and is scheduled to make $5.6 million in 2012. I don’t see that happening.
He worked diligently for the players during the NFL lockout, but ultimately was not under team supervision during the crucial parts of his recovery process. The Ravens could have cut him at the beginning of the season, but took the high road and hoped that he would turn things around.
John Harbaugh told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that next year is “up in the air.”