Ravens don’t have many health concerns leading into training camp

AP

In recent years, the Ravens have gone into training camp waiting for key players like tight end Dennis Pitta, linebacker Terrell Suggs and guard Marshal Yanda to be healthy enough to join their teammates on the practice field.

This year is a big exception. Running back Bernard Pierce is recovering from a shoulder operation, defensive tackle Terrance Cody and a few other backups are dealing with nagging injuries, but the team is otherwise in good shape on the health front as training camp gets closer. And it should be an even better situation next month as coach John Harbaugh is expecting everyone to be ready to go when camp gets underway on July 24.

“I’d say it looks really good for almost all those guys,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website.

Without major medical questions to ponder, the biggest uncertainty between now and the start of camp is going to be the possible suspension of running back Ray Rice. The Ravens are expected to find out his fate before camp and that will give them plenty of time to plan for Rice’s expected absence.

24 responses to “Ravens don’t have many health concerns leading into training camp

  1. The ravens have other things to worry about…

    SEE: 19 td – 22 int – 8 fumbles

  2. Dr. Rustbelt has returned!

    Joy of joys! I was almost certain you had choked on something like your QB in the playoffs the last three years.

    Good to see you’re ok. We were worried.

  3. If Raves overall team health lasts into the season, there shouldn’t be a great challenge to win the AFC North this season against aging the Steelers and topped out Bengals. The Browns are still a joke franchise.

    However, don’t expect to repeat the miracle Super Bowl run of 2012 without Boldin. Signing Smith takes out some of the sting, but, at his current age, he is unlikely to carry the passing game the way that Boldin did.

    At best, the healthy Ravens make it to the AFC Conference Championship game for the 4th time in 7 seasons under Flaccco’s strong right arm & Harbaugh’s coaching. At worst, a wild card spot and one-and-done.

  4. If Raves overall team health lasts into the season, there shouldn’t be a great challenge to win the AFC North this season against aging the Steelers and topped out Bengals. The Browns are still a joke franchise.

    However, don’t expect to repeat the miracle Super Bowl run of 2012 without Boldin. Signing Smith takes out some of the sting, but, at his current age, he is unlikely to carry the passing game the way that Boldin did.

    At best, the healthy Ravens make it to the AFC Conference Championship game for the 4th time in 7 seasons under Flaccco’s strong right arm & Harbaugh’s coaching. At worst, a wild card spot and one-and-done.

    And they all lived happily ever after. Quite a fairy tale for a team going after old old wide receivers. Step away from the coolaid and grab the table of reality for balance. You’ll be lucky to finish third again…. There is no crying in football but plenty of whining from Baltimore.

  5. Dr Rusty, how’s Dalton been in the playoffs? You know…when a QB really earns their $? Pretty sure Flacco is earning some $ there. But you go ahead and keep thinking regular season stats mean something if you choke in the playoffs ; )

  6. Afc north standings:
    1. Ravens 11-5
    2. Bengals 8-8
    3. Browns 6-10
    4. Steelers 5-11

  7. Afc north standings:
    1. Browns 11-5
    2. Bengals 8-8
    3. Ravens 7-9
    4. Steelers 7-9 *

    * Chunky QB

    Weakest division in football.

  8. @DrRustbelt
    Here is a story, little boy Frank was told by his mother to be home when the street lights came on. Well all of the big kids were out playing so Frank decided to stay out past curfew. He was so worried about what his mother would do once he got home that he couldn’t focus and he bumped into one of the big kids who then beat little boy frank up.

    Think of it like this, the street lights is the postseason and Frank is Dalton. He just gets too worried about being out there on the field so late in the year that he chokes every time and gets beat up by the big kids every time.

  9. Brisco County is just upset that his beloved Broncos have been the stepping stones for not one, but two AFC N Superbowl winners.

    And both might I add BEAT a superior NFC W opponent.

    But don’t feel bad it’s not like your team will be blown up after this season.

    Oh wait.

  10. ravenswinsuperbowl47, check the ages, the steelers are one if the younger teams now. 4-5 starters over 30. The last 2 8-8 seasons they’ve been trimming the fat.

  11. Sorry to disappoint you, but the Ravens are an older team than the Steelers. The Steelers are three notches faster as well.

    Stop perpetuating that lie about the Steelers age. I smell the fear.

  12. Well, of course the ratbirds are still healthy!
    They haven’t played the Steelers yet.

    After that it’ll be all downhill for the purple browns, who’ll have two new colors to be: black and blue.

  13. thanks hakuna, had no idea brisco was a Den fan. That explains a lot of the frustration.

    And since when is continuously showing up outta shape for camp not a health concern. Fat free ring-dings?

  14. The Steelers are old where it matters – QB. Talk about a broken down mule. Big Ben is finished and all yinz know it, but won’t admit it.

  15. The Ravens may have no health issues, but they still have Flacco. Throw in him being as dumb as a dead post and trying to learn a new offense, who needs health issues! Ravens will be completing for last place in the division this year with the Brownies. I’m guessing Geratol is a banned substance in the NFL, so not sure how they’re gonna trot Steve Smith out on Sunday’s. 8-8 at best. The Ravens are just, well, sad!

  16. Steelers fans making fat jokes. that’s funny. Woodley ate his way out of town and big buffet Ben ain’t seen an all you can eat he has ever passed up
    Steelers fans making old wide receiver jokes…I would rather have a 36 year old Steve Smith than Darius Heyward Bey at any age

  17. flacco dumb as a rock, eh? you do realize he is a super bowl mpv with 9 playoff wins…incidentally, that’s 9 more than Dalton. now that’s a sad state of affairs

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