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Wilson interested in staying with Ravens

Josh Wilson will be one of the Ravens' 14 unrestricted free agents if the lockout ends this week.

Wilson, 26, was ranked No. 50 among this year's free agents and was named the most underrated player on the Ravens by CBS Sports' web site. His speed and ability to play man coverage will attract teams in free agency.

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The former University of Maryland standout broke up a career-best 15 passes and scored the game-winning touchdown in Houston by returning an interception in overtime.

It's unknown how Wilson would fit on the Ravens after the team drafted Jimmy Smith in the first round to go along with Domonique Foxworth and Lardarius Webb. Some believe the Ravens need another veteran cornerback and could have to choose between Wilson and Chris Carr.

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"Being with the Ravens would be the best-case scenario," Wilson said. "But this is a business. A lot of times, you have to make business decisions. I have to see where I'm wanted. The most important thing is you go where you're wanted and you have an opportunity to play and be successful."

Wilson arrived in a trade from Seattle two weeks before last year's season opener. A starter in his last two years with the Seahawks, Wilson was a backup for half the season. He became a full-time starter when he replaced a struggling Fabian Washington and started the final eight games of the 2010 season.

Even though it took him a while to get into the lineup, Wilson still described his first year with the Ravens as a "great experience."

"Looking back on it, I was ready to get on the field earlier than I did," Wilson said. "Was I completely ready for what I was asked to do? I don't know because I didn't get there a week before the season started. I can remember being in the earlier games and not quite being sure the coverage I was playing. It wasn't a comfort level there. If I would have played earlier, I don't think I would have been as successful as I was later when I actually picked up the system."

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