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Arthur Brown getting healthier before challenging for starting job

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With the Ravens losing a pair of inside linebackers this offseason, plenty of people have looked to second-round pick Arthur Brown as a starter from the start of his career.

An operation to repair a sports hernia hasn’t done much to throw that off track. Brown did miss some time during offseason work, but he’s about a month removed from the surgery and was able to be a limited participant at the team’s minicamp last week. With a big chunk of time until training camp, Brown should be 100 percent when the Ravens resume practicing and that’s when he says he’ll start focusing on the push for a spot in the starting lineup.

“Considering what I’m dealing with as far as the injury, I definitely have to be patient with that,” Brown said, via the team’s website. “My goal going into training camp is definitely to take care of my body and do what I can to have a healthy recovery. Also, it’s to compete.  That’s what we’re all here for; not only for ourselves but also to make this team better. I’m definitely keeping that in mind.”

Brown’s chief competition will likely be former Jaguar Daryl Smith, a solid veteran who gives the Ravens a good option in the event Brown isn’t ready for the starting job. One gets the feeling that Baltimore would prefer not to avail themselves of that option, which makes it all the better that Brown should be ready and raring to go in camp.

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8 Responses to “Arthur Brown getting healthier before challenging for starting job”
  1. getyourownname says: Jun 17, 2013 11:03 AM

    How does “one get the feeling the Ravens would prefer not to avail themslves of that option”? Smith was Jax’ best LB and his performance the previous year (before being sidelined by injury)highly rated. Training camp observers report Smith is healed and doing well now.

    If anything, I would guess Ravens prefer to have Brown not start but have time to get acclimated to pro game.

  2. deathonwings410 says: Jun 17, 2013 11:24 AM

    Competing WITH Daryl Smith for the starting job? God no, I hope they are starting together because Jameel McClain is just a guy.

  3. siggtacular says: Jun 17, 2013 12:10 PM

    OR the Ravens could start Daryl Smith AND Arthur Brown at inside linebacker considering its a 3-4 defense!!!!! Jameel McClain is still nursing a back injury

  4. sbchampsagain says: Jun 17, 2013 1:01 PM

    Lots of bog shoes to fill in Balty, but the dang Ravens are always in a good spot, thanks to Ozzie…

  5. jaialaicharger says: Jun 17, 2013 1:35 PM

    Arthur Brown? I bring you fire!

  6. lombardiwinners2013 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:22 PM

    siggtacular says:
    Jun 17, 2013 12:10 PM
    OR the Ravens could start Daryl Smith AND Arthur Brown at inside linebacker considering its a 3-4 defense!!!!! Jameel McClain is still nursing a back injury

    _______________

    As a fellow Raven’s fan, I have to disagree. We have not run a 3-4 exclusively since Pees has been here. It will much more of a hybrid defense than years past.

  7. xxkingbmorexx says: Jun 17, 2013 3:52 PM

    Can’t WAIT to see both Brown & Elam flying around causing havoc for the opposition this upcoming season.

    Go Ravens !!

  8. bomathis79 says: Jun 17, 2013 5:11 PM

    Love Arthur Brown and hope he’s a big contributor. There’s a guy on no one’s radar that the Ravens picked up as a UDFA; Brandon Copeland. This guy is flat out good and will imo eventually be our long-term replacement to Ray. The Ravens tend to snub UDFAs rookies but, are smart enough to stash them for later use. I hope Copeland gets some serious looks. If you haven’t seen this guy play, you’re in for a treat. In the meantime, go Arthur, go Ravens!

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