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.