Jerraud Powers
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1 month ago

Powers has the inside track for the slot corner role, The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Powers impressed teammates during OTAs and minicamp, reportedly showing a knack for interceptions, of which he has just 11 in 87 career regular-season games (82 starts). Although he was known as the weak link in Arizona's secondary the past few years, Powers should actually represent an upgrade for a Baltimore team that has struggled with poor cornerback play for the last half-decade. Though he only signed a one-year contract, Powers could even push Shareece Wright for a starting job on the outside across from Jimmy Smith (foot). In such a scenario, Powers might still shift inside in nickel and dime packages, which could make him an interesting IDP option in leagues that use specific positions. It's still speculative at this point, as Wright will enter training camp as the favorite to start.

Jerraud Powers
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2 months ago

Powers is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Ravens, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Powers struggled with injuries to start his career, but kept a relatively clean bill of health in Arizona the past three seasons, emerging as the Cardinals' starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson along the way. Although the Cardinals opted not to re-sign him this offseason, the 28-year-old Powers lands in Baltimore to solidify the Ravens' depth chart at cornerback, where Jimmy Smith embodies the team's clear-cut No. 1 option. In 13 games last season, Powers posted 52 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one interception, one sack and one defensive touchdown.

Jerraud Powers
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5 months ago

Powers enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Upon entering the NFL in 2009, Powers dealt with an array of ailments and played in just 42 of a possible 64 games during his time with the Colts. After landing in Arizona during the 2013 offseason, he turned in back-to-back complete campaigns, but the injury bug reared its head this past season as he took on the starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson. In 13 games, though, he posted 52 tackles (46 solo), two fumble recoveries, one interception, one sack, and one defensive touchdown. With an able candidate to replace him on the Cardinals in Justin Bethel, the 28-year-old Powers may land elsewhere as a free agent, though a starting gig would likely still be on the table.

Jerraud Powers
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7 months ago

Powers produced three solo tackles and one pass defended in Sunday's defeat to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

After two complete campaigns in 2013 and 2014, Powers has been beset by injury this season, missing two games due to a strained calf and failing to log a snap in another as a result of a Grade 2 hamstring strain. As long as the Cardinals remain in the playoff picture, though, he'll serve as the nickel corner following Tyrann Mathieu's season-ending ACL tear.

Jerraud Powers
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7 months ago

Powers (calf) is listed as active Sunday versus the Packers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Powers has missed three of the past four games due to a strained calf, but in his return to action, he's expected to take over Tyrann Mathieu's (torn ACL) role as the nickel cornerback. In 11 games this season, Powers has notched 46 tackles (41 solo), one interception, and one sack.

Jerraud Powers
DB BAL (8)
7 months ago

Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Powers will man the nickel cornerback spot previously held by Tyrann Mathieu (knee) for the rest of the season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mathieu picked off his fifth pass of the season Sunday in Philadelphia, yet the dynamic one also suffered a torn ACL on the same play. Because Powers has logged most of his snaps on the outside this season, he might face a slight learning curve in Mathieu's stead. However, Powers' steadiness (nearly four tackles per game and five interceptions in 43 career contests with the Cardinals) should serve him will in the new role.

Jerraud Powers
DB BAL (8)
7 months ago

Powers (calf) is active for Sunday's contest at Philadelphia, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a two-game absence due to a strained calf, Powers will take his rightful place as the Cardinals' starting cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson. Powers will push Justin Bethel to a reserve role, but the absence of strong safety Rashad Johnson (ankle) could provide Bethel with any opportunity to pick up snaps elsewhere.

Jerraud Powers
DB BAL (8)
7 months ago

Powers (calf) is expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

EDGE Analysis

Powers has failed to pick up more than three tackles in his last four appearances, while he hasn't picked off a pass since Week 3.

Jerraud Powers
DB BAL (8)
7 months ago

Powers (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Powers and fellow cornerback Patrick Peterson (ankle) are both considered questionable for Sunday's contest after being limited in practice this week. While Peterson expects to play, Powers has not suited up since Week 11, so his potential return could boost an already stacked Cardinals secondary.

Jerraud Powers
DB BAL (8)
7 months ago

Powers (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Powers took part in practice for the first time since straining his calf in Week 11 at San Francisco, missing the past two games as a result. If he concludes this week without a setback, he'll likely return to his starting cornerback spot opposite Patrick Peterson (ankle).