OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens parted ways with one of their Super Bowl players in order to add depth to their secondary.
The Ravens re-signed veteran journeyman Derek Cox, which now gives the team five cornerbacks. To make room for Cox, the Ravens waived linebacker Josh Bynes, who made the last tackle in the team's Super Bowl triumph 19 months ago.
The reason why the Ravens kept Bynes on the 53-man roster for three days is they were likely trying to trade Bynes. The Ravens always had the intention in bringing back Cox, who was signed by the Ravens a day before the preseason finale.
In addition to Cox, the Ravens have Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown at cornerback. There is also added flexibility with safety Terrence Brooks and Anthony Levine, both of whom can play cornerback.
The Ravens' decision to waive Bynes is a little surprising because he ran with the first-team defense in training camp. But this shows how much the team likes undrafted rookie linebacker Zachary Orr.