A league source tells us that Ravens quarterback John Beck has a broken collarbone, and that he’s expected to miss the entire season.
Another source, however, says it’s not broken.
While Beck’s specific status isn’t clear, Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that Beck has left training camp.
Beck suffered an injury during Thursday night’s preseason game against the Redskins. Initial tests focused on his shoulder.
If Beck has a broken collarbone, he likely will be waived/injured. If/when he clears waivers, he’ll land on injured reserve.
Though the injury, if it’s a broken collarbone, could be healed in as short as eight weeks, there’s no reason for the Ravens to carry a roster spot for a quarterback who won’t be available to play until October. Last year, for example, the Steelers put Charlie Batch on IR after he suffered a similar injury.
Meanwhile, signs are pointing toward Cleo Lemon being signed to take Beck’s place.
Both Clemon and Beck played for Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron during Cameron’s one year as head coach of the Dolphins.