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Old 08-31-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Ravens trade for CB Josh Wilson

Seahawks deal CB/KR Wilson to Ravens for 2011 draft pick

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RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday surprisingly traded starting cornerback Josh Wilson to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a conditional 2011 draft pick.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he and his staff thought there was enough depth at the position, with Kelly Jennings and rookie Walter Thurmond, that they could part with Wilson.

"(Baltimore) was a team that was very aggressive in coming after Josh," Seattle general manager John Schneider said. "They were in a situation where they have a strong need. It has more to do with how Walter has stepped up and how (Marcus Trufant) is playing and some of the younger guys."

The move came just as the Seahawks were wrapping up practice, in which Wilson participated before receiving word of the trade.

Wilson, a second-round pick out of Maryland in 2007, has been with the Seahawks three seasons and started 23 of 28 games the last two seasons. He returned both of his 2009 interceptions for touchdowns.

"Josh is someone who has started a lot of games for a young player, plus he has been a good special-teams player, both as a kick returner and in coverages," Ravens executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement released by the team. "He adds depth to our secondary and will help us. ... We expect Josh to be taking snaps against the Jets on opening night."

Wilson averaged 27 and 25 yards per kickoff return his first two years in the league. He averaged 19.3 yards last season.

Wilson's status as an unrestricted free agent after this season also played a role in the deal. In Baltimore, he'll fill a need created when cornerback Domonique Foxworth tore up his knee during a pre-camp drill

"With Josh, in terms of the value, it was at a level with him being an unrestricted free agent after the season," Schneider said. "It was at a point where we felt was definitely fair."

Carroll said Jennings will step into the starting role opposite Trufant. Jennings, nicknamed "Slim" because of his slender, 180-pound frame, has started 29 of 64 games since he was taken in the first round of the 2006 draft. His lack of size has led to Jennings getting isolated against bigger receivers, and he has just one interception in four seasons.

Thurmond will step into the fifth defensive-back spot less than a year after a devastating knee injury that cost him most of his senior season at the University of Oregon. He'll share some of his nickel duties with safety Jordan Babineaux and Roy Lewis. Running back Leon Washington will become the Seahawks primary kick returner.

"Walter has had a great camp. He's played beautifully," Carroll said. "He's played almost more than anybody else so we've gotten a great look at him and really excited about his contribution."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...e=HP_headlines

Very good pickup by the Ravens. Wilson is a big boost to Baltimore's depleted secondary.
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Default Re: Ravens trade for CB Josh Wilson

that sucks. he's a good player who also seems to have a good head on his shoulders. i heard a great interview with him on sirius less than 2 weeks ago and was really impressed.
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Anything that makes the ravens better... I'm against.
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