Before the draft, Kevin Colbert stated the Pittsburgh Steelers could take a look at a veteran cornerback. If they still are, there’s one fewer name available.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed Jerraud Powers to a one year contract. The move was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Free agent CB Jerraud Powers is signing with the #Ravens, source said. 1-year deal
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 13, 2016
Powers had been available since the beginning of free agency and there’s certainly no indication that the Steelers ever had legitimate interest. But Powers seemed like a fit and was on the wish lists of myself and Matthew Marczi, who theorized about the possibility yesterday.
In his seven year career, he picked off 11 passes and forced three fumbles. He started 13 games for the Arizona Cardinals last season, logging 785 snaps defensively, or exactly 75%.
Begrudgingly, you have to acknowledge that the Ravens have done a nice job improving their secondary. They’ve snagged Eric Weddle, retained Shareece Wright, drafted Maurice Canady, and have now signed Powers for, presumably, pennies.
Notable free agent corners still available include Leon Hall and Cary Williams. Pittsburgh is currently carrying eight cornerbacks on its roster.