The Ravens just announced that they have placed cornerback Domonique Foxworth on season-ending injured reserve. To take his place on the roster, they will re-sign outside linebacker Prescott Burgess.
Foxworth has been struggling to come back from knee surgery. He tore his right anterior cruciate ligament on the eve of training camp last year. After struggling against the Tennessee Titans in Week Two, Foxworth was inactive for the Ravens' 37-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams last Sunday.
“It hurts like hell,” Foxworth said Sunday when asked about being inactive. “I’ve been fighting through it, and I’ve been good enough not to hurt the team. But I think last week, the pain in my knee hurt me, and my lackluster performance hurt them. So I wasn’t surprised at what happened this week. So I’m just going to keep working and try to get back.”
The decision will lead to questions on whether Foxworth, the former University of Maryland standout, has played his last game with the Ravens. He'll be entering the final year of his contract next season.
This will be Burgess' third stint with the Ravens. He was drafted by them in in the sixth round in 2007. He'll provide some linebacker depth with Dannell Ellerbe out with a hamstring injury.
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