The Baltimore Ravens have a new conerback and his name isn’t Andre Goodman. Oh yeah, and Willis McGahee is still a Raven too.
On Tuesday morning the Baltimore Ravens quietly made a move to bolster a weak secondary by trading with the Seattle Seahawks and aquiring former Maryland Terp stand out Josh Wilson. In exchange for Wilson, the Ravens sent a conditional 5th round pick in 2011 to Seattle. Perhaps more importantly, the Ravens were able to add depth at a position that desperately needed it without losing any member off the roster. This should finally kill any rumors of trading Willis McGahee in order to add a corner. Wilson may not be a star, but he’s a quality player. The Ravens always find a way to improve the team. They seem to always recognize their weaknesses and address them with quality players.
As for Josh Wilson, he spent his first three seasons with the Seahawks after being a second-round pick out of Maryland in 2007. Wilson started 23 of 28 games the last two seasons and took both of his interceptions a year ago back for touchdowns.
Wilson also has been a standout on special teams, averaging 27 and 25 yards per kickoff return his first two years in the league.
Perhaps another factor in the deal could have been Wilson’s status as an unrestricted free agent after this season. He’ll immediately fill a need created when cornerback Domonique Foxworth tore up his knee during a pre-camp drill.