RAVENS NOTEBOOK: Marlin Jackson to visit, Webb ahead of schedule

webb_returns_v_vikings_430

OWINGS MILLS — Indianapolis Colts veteran free agent cornerback Marlin Jackson is touring the East Coast this week.

The Baltimore Ravens, who are believed to be extremely interested in Jackson, will face competition for him. He is scheduled to visit the Philadelphia Eagles after he meets Tuesday with Ravens team officials at their training complex.

A first-round draft pick in 2005, Jackson wasn’t tendered by the Colts as a restricted free agent, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Jackson has a history of major knee problems, with two torn anterior cruciate ligaments, so the results of a physical for him will be vitally important.

He’s expected to be ready for offseason minicamps.

The Ravens have two other cornerbacks coming off torn anterior cruciate ligaments in Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb.

If signed Jackson, 26, would immediately add some size into the secondary as the biggest cornerback on the team at 6-foot, 196 pounds.

Jackson recorded 10 tackles and one interception last season before tearing his ACL and lateral meniscus during a practice session. For his career, he has intercepted four passes and forced two fumbles while registering 284 tackles.

When he’s healthy, he’s regarded as a solid player because of his size, physical nature and understanding of the game. He was a blue-chip high school player in Sharon, Pa., before signing with the University of Michigan.

NOTE: Ravens free agent defensive lineman Dwan Edwards met with the Denver Broncos following his visit with the Seattle Seahawks, but has yet to complete a deal. He underwent spinal fusion surgery two years ago, and that may be affecting his stock with teams. … Webb is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation, according to his agent.

This entry was posted in The Beat with Aaron Wilson by Aaron Wilson. Bookmark the permalink.

About Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

PERCEPTION IS REALITY: Serving up Snapper And Rice

Reality: Jimmy Smith is playing like a “Shut Down” Cornerback. Perception: Jimmy Smith might finally be living up to his draft status. Garret Downing of BaltimoreRavens.com tweeted this: I thi...read more

Nickel Package: Bengals a Historically Tough Match-up

The last time these two teams met was in Week 1 in Baltimore. The Bengals made five field goals to start the game, and although the Ravens responded with a Steve Smith, Sr. touchdown, they only held a...read more

WEDNESDAY INJURY REPORT: Ravens @ Bengals

Ravens DID NOT PARTICIPATE: DE Chris Canty (wrist); TE Owen Daniels (knee) FULL PARTICIPATION: T Eugene Monroe (knee); G Kelechi Osemele (knee)   Cincinnati Bengals OUT: LB Rey Maualu...read more

Section 336 Episode 84 – Broken Mic (with FILMSTUDY)

This week Matt, Bert and Josh look at last week's win for the Baltimore Ravens against the Atlanta Falcons as well as look foward to this week's game against the Bengals. We have a special guest wh...read more

RAVENS LINKS: Ravens Playoff Odds

Ravens' odds of reaching playoffs and Super Bowl Now, I know what you're all going to say (probably in our Facebook comments). You're going to say it's too early to project playoff and Super Bowl o...read more

View More