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NFL free agency primer: cornerbacks

NFL free agency primer: cornerbacks

A year ago, Ravens fans dreamed of Nnamdi Asomugha, the star free agent cornerback who eventually signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. After all, the secondary was an area where the Ravens needed to improve.

What a difference a year makes. The Ravens drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round of the 2011 draft, and Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams had breakout seasons. Now the cornerback position is a strength for the Ravens, who released veterans Chris Carr and Domonique Foxworth in the past week. The Ravens could sign a cheap veteran or use a late draft pick on a cornerback to add depth, but it’s not a need now.

Those teams that are looking to sign a starting cornerback...

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