The Ravens want to re-sign Corey Graham, but they may have to replace him. Graham is drawing free agent interest from multiple teams, with various media reports linking him to the Redskins, Giants and Eagles. If Graham stays with the Ravens, they may have to outbid at least one of those teams.
Graham had a solid season as a third corner last season behind Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb. With more teams using three wide receiver formations, the importance of having depth at cornerback has never been greater. That is why the Ravens want to keep Graham. They know he can handle a starting role of either Smith or Webb is injured. They know Graham can be a solid third corner who is not a liability in coverage.
Graham was an integral part of the Ravens’ Super Bowl team during the 2012 season. He became a starter after Webb was injured, and intercepted Peyton Manning twice during a playoff victory in Denver.
At age 28, Graham knows this may be his last contract, and he finds himself with options. The Ravens know Graham is a steady cornerback. Some other teams obviously feel the same way.