WEDNESDAY, 9:25am: The Ravens have formally confirmed in a press release that they’ve re-signed Franks and placed Jackson on IR with the designation to return.
TUESDAY, 1:30pm: In search of cornerback depth, the Ravens will re-sign veteran free agent Dominique Franks, a league source tells Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Franks was signed this summer by Baltimore, but was let go in the preseason when clubs cut their rosters down to 53 players from 75.
The Ravens had been on the lookout for help in the secondary after Asa Jackson suffered a foot injury on Sunday. Jackson is expected to formally be placed on the injured reserve list with the designation to return this week, meaning the team wouldn’t have to cut a player to make room for Franks on the 53-man roster.
Franks, who turns 27 tomorrow, spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Falcons, contributing on defense, in kick and punt coverage, and occasionally returning punts as well. I wouldn’t expect him to see significant action in Baltimore, but he’ll provide insurance at corner in the event of further injuries to the team’s regulars.