Ravens: Terrence Brooks makes speedy recovery, Dennis Pitta headed to PUP


Aug 23, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Terrence Brooks (33) carries the ball as Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) defends in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries have been a sticking point early in training camp and the preseason for the Baltimore Ravens, but they delivered some good news this week as safety Terrence Brooks has returned to practice.

Brooks is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but is still unsure of his status for week 1 or even Saturday’s preseason game against the Eagles.

Meanwhile, John Harbaugh announced that tight end Dennis Pitta will begin the 2015 season on the PUP list, meaning that the veteran will not be eligible to play until week 7 at the earliest.

This isn’t a big surprise, as Pitta’s recovery has been slow going since he went down with his second career hip injury last season.

Lardarius Webb is still nursing a hamstring injury he suffered back on August 10th, but Rashaad Melvin has looked very good in his absence.

Meanwhile, the kick and punt returner jobs are still a wide open competition, with Michael Campanaro being joined by Aldrick Robinson, DeAndre Carter and Tom Nelson.

Hope you enjoy today’s links!

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the FanSided network

Positions to watch during joint practicesJeremiah D. Sater, The Baltimore Wire

3 weaknesses entering the 2015 seasonJoe Serpico, The Baltimore Wire

Ravens set at running back for a very long timeCole Moog, The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Ravens news and notes from around the rest of the web

Terrence Brooks returns from PUP listKen McKusick, Russell Street Report

Steve Smith Sr. is in midseason trash talking modeDan Carson, Bleacher Report

Ravens CB Lardarius Webb still dealing with hamstring injuryJamison Hensley, ESPN

Dennis Pitta (hip) will begin season on PUP listDan Hanzus, NFL.com

Tense practices with Eagles loom in ‘hardest training camp’ some Ravens have hadJeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

Safety Terrence Brooks returns from PUP list, Maxx Williams remains outJon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun

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