Baltimore Ravens: Michael Campanaro passes physical, will return to practice

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: Michael Campanaro
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: Michael Campanaro /

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro has passed his physical and will be able to return to the practice field tomorrow.

The Baltimore Ravens have dealt with some unlucky injuries this offseason, but finally have some positive news. Michael Campanaro is back.

The wide receiver was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp due to an injured toe. He has since passed his physical and can return to the practice field as soon as tomorrow.

Campanaro, 26, was selected by the Ravens in the 7th round of the 2014 draft. He’s shown promise when on the field, but unfortunately injuries have been a consistent problem over the past 3 seasons.

Campanaro was placed on injured reserve in the 2015 and 2016 season and was eventually released. The Ravens signed him to the practice squad late last season and he appeared in 3 games.

Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Jeremy Maclin are set to be the top 3 receivers on the season, but the rest of the receiver depth chart still hasn’t been figured out. The Ravens have a number of players, drafted and undrafted competing for spots.

If healthy, Campanaro has a legitimate shot at making the 53-man roster. There’s a reason why the Ravens have kept him around though all of the injuries. He’s a shifty slot receiver that also doubles as a threat in the return game. The Ravens brought him back last season partly to fill the void of the mess that was Devin Hester. He’ll now compete with Griff Whalen and others for the starting return spot.

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We can only hope Campanaro is able to stay healthy throughout training camp and the regular season. The Ravens will need all the help they can get on the offensive side of the ball this season.