The Baltimore Ravens saw their season derailed in 2015 due to injury and were hoping that 2016 would be a different story. Unfortunately the Ravens placed six players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
Although no surprise, given the severity of last year’s injuries, the Ravens will be hoping that the injury bug hasn’t bitten again!
The Ravens may be forced to transition to youth at linebacker faster than they wanted as both Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil were placed on the list to give them more time to recover from their prospective injuries.
Another veteran who won’t worry hugely about missing time is 37-year-old Steve Smith Sr, who is recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon.
Ravens’ faithful are likely more concerned by the non-presence Breshad Perriman.
Perriman is attempting to recover from a right knee injury which stole his rookie season and a partially torn ACL in his left knee which he suffered in OTAs.
The second year receiver is quickly developing a reputation as a delicate flower and must get on to the pitch soon.
However, given the money invested in the former first round pick they Ravens are wise to make sure he’s fully recovered before pushing him.
Finally Trent Richardson, still trying to live up to his Heisman trophy winning college career, and Jumal Role, who will miss all of 2016 with a torn Achilles, were also Es added to the list.
Time is running out for Richardson who is unlikely to get another chance if he fails to show anything this pre-season.
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