Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Landry's possible departure could open up a battle at safety


With question marks surrounding the return of Dawan Landry it is possible that a position vacated by Landry could be assumed by Tom Zbikowski or Haruki Nakamura. The 5’10”, 205 pound Nakamura was an enthusiastic participant in recent player organized workouts and it appears as though he’s added some muscle mass perhaps to prepare for a looming positional battle at strong safety. Something to keep in mind…many once thought former Raven Jim Leonhard (5’8”, 185 lbs.) didn’t have the size to play alongside Ed Reed. He proved to be more than adequate during the Ravens run into the AFC Championship Game in 2009.

Nakamura’s match on the enthusiasm meter during the player workouts was free agent corner Josh Wilson. Wilson looks to be in great shape and a lucrative pay day likely awaits the former Terrapin, Wilson’s participation in these voluntary drills suggests that he’d like to don the purple and black again in 2011. He shares a strong bond with fellow Terp alums Torrey Smith and Domonique Foxworth and that’s something that could help Ozzie Newsome and Pat Moriarty persuade Wilson to take a hometown discount.