Thursday, February 2, 2012
Domonique Foxworth's future is uncertain
By Jamison Hensley
INDIANAPOLIS -- There's a chance that Domonique Foxworth's playing career could be over.
Foxworth, 28, has only played two games the past two seasons because of a right knee injury. The Ravens cornerback declined to comment on the status of his knee today.
"I don't really have anything to say about it," Foxworth said after the NFL Players Association meeting at the Super Bowl.
Could the knee stop him from ever playing again? "That's a tough question," he said.
Foxworth was the Ravens' top free-agent addition in 2009, when he signed a four-year, $27.2 million deal. He is expected to be cut by the Ravens this season because he is due $5.6 million in 2012.
After recording four interceptions in 2009, his first season with the team, Foxworth tore his ACL in a non-contact drill on the first day of training camp in 2010. He was unable to regain his starting spot last season and managed to play in two games before getting placed on injured reserve on Sept. 28.
"I feel like I probably shouldn't talk about anything in depth until I talk to the team," Foxworth said.
Foxworth's future could be in the players union. He's a member of the NFLPA executive committee and could be in line to become president. Kevin Mawae's run as president ends in March.
"It's been brought up a few times," Foxworth said of his candidacy. "We'll see. I'm a real proponent of [Colts center] Jeff [Saturday] running and he's a proponent of me running. And there's always other people. There's plenty of great leaders on our executive committee."
Foxworth added, "I'm not ruling it out but I'm definitely not throwing my hat in the ring right now."