Ravens place CB Foxworth on IR, ending his season

September 28, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens have placed cornerback Domonique Foxworth on injured reserve, ending his season after the veteran was unable to regain the form he enjoyed before a torn ACL ended his 2010 season.

Foxworth had struggled to rehabilitate his surgically-repaired knee despite hitting the practice field at the start of training camp in late July. The Ravens could have elected to place Foxworth on the active physically unable to perform list to begin camp and would have had the option to place him on the reserve PUP list, where he would have missed the first six weeks of the regular season while opening a spot on the 53-man roster. Instead, Foxworth attempted to push through the pain and clearly looked overmatched when going against opposing receivers.

The 28-year-old was inactive against St. Louis on Sunday despite practicing throughout the week leading up to the game. Coach John Harbaugh said last Monday that Foxworth would not play if he was unable to perform at a level needed to help the Baltimore defense.

In a subsequent move, the Ravens have re-signed linebacker Prescott Burgess to add depth at linebacker and to boost the special teams’ units.

The loss of Foxworth leaves the Ravens even thinner at cornerback with rookie Jimmy Smith still sidelined with a high ankle sprain. Veteran Chris Carr returned to action on Sunday after dealing with a hamstring injury for over a month.

Burgess returns for his third stint with the Ravens after he was cut at the end of the preseason on Sept. 3.

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