AFC North: Marquice Cole

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team could "absolutely" sign one of the free-agent cornerbacks who worked out Tuesday.

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"We were pleased with them," coach John Harbaugh said. "I couldn't sit here and distinguish one from another right now. It's just too hard to watch all that with the naked eye. But they all looked good. They're all in shape, which is a credit to those guys. You come off the bench, so to speak, and here you are in a fast practice like this. We'll go back and look at the tape really closely tonight, take a look at those guys again tomorrow and see where we are."

Dominique Franks stood out as the best among the four veteran cornerbacks. He went stride for stride deep downfield with wide receiver Steve Smith, who needed to push off to make the catch. Franks also picked off rookie quarterback Keith Wenning's underthrown pass.

A fifth-round pick by Atlanta in 2010, Franks played in every game for the Falcons the past two years as a reserve. He has three career interceptions and broke up nine passes.

Drayton Florence, who is coming off the best season of any of the tryout corners, didn't have a good day. He got beat deep by rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro and had to grab Marlon Brown's jersey to stop another big completion against him.

The other cornerbacks who were working out were Aaron Ross and Marquice Cole.

Harbaugh said this practice allowed the Ravens to "kick the tires" and find out if the cornerbacks have bounced back from their injuries.

"We're going to take the best 90 guys to training camp, and we're going to have the best bullpen that we can for training camp," Harbaugh said.

The Ravens have also expressed interest in Brandon Flowers, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

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