It’s a good thing Derrick Mason came back, because the Ravens would be running out of receivers otherwise.
They were dealt their latest blow Thursday when reserve wideout Marcus Smith tore his ACL, according to PFT’s Aaron Wilson.
Smith was recently taking reps with Baltimore’s first team, although that’s largely because Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams have also struggled with injuries.
Now Smith, a fourth-round pick in 2008, will miss the season. With Clayton’s status up in the air and Williams rarely healthy for long, last year’s seventh-round pick Justin Harper will be asked to step up. Harper has opened some eyes in training camp.
Still, the rash of injuries has to be discouraging. The Ravens were hoping to balance their offense in Joe Flacco’s second season more, but that may be tough if they can’t keep their wide receivers on the field.