Ryan Ramczyk “feeling pretty confident” he’s past knee injury

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The Saints signed right tackle Ryan Ramczyk to a five-year extension before last season and part of the reason for that was the consistency that he’d shown over his first four seasons.

Ramczyk never missed a game due to injury before last season, but things went haywire on that front on the Saints started playing. Ramczyk missed seven games with a knee injury and played in others at less than 100 percent.

Ramczyk said that there were points where he thought the knee was well enough to play, but “it was like just not there” when he got on the field. He avoided surgery and has spent the offseason strengthening the muscles around the knee in a program that he thinks has finally put him back on track.

“It’s feeling a lot better now, so I’m feeling pretty confident going into this year,” Ramczyk said, via Luke Johnson of NOLA.com.

With a rookie at left tackle and quarterback Jameis Winston coming off a torn ACL, getting the past stability that Ramczyk provided back in the lineup would be a welcome development in New Orleans.

2 responses to “Ryan Ramczyk “feeling pretty confident” he’s past knee injury

  1. I don’t expect it to happen but I wouldn’t be surprised either if the Saints’ gave Ramczyk a shot on the left side in training camp. The deal he signed last year was weighted in his favor if he took over on the left side..which is the position he also started at in college. If he could take over the 2nd most important position on offense and play at the level he has on the right, it’d be great for the Saints. A lot easier finding right tackles than lefties. Let Penning and Hurst battle it out on the right side.

  2. Sure hope he is correct in that the problem is fixed without surgery. It would be very detrimental to crop back up this season. With his injury along with others to the offensive line it was a shell of it’s usual elite status.

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