Quincy Adeboyejo’s roster spot in question after leg surgery
After undergoing successful leg surgery on Tuesday, second-year wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo will have have a tough time making the Ravens’ 53-man roster in 2018.
Quincy Adeboyejo was an intriguing undrafted free agent in 2017 but never saw consistent game time because of injury. Fighting for a limited roster spot at wide receiver this offseason, that just got a lot tougher.
Adeboyejo underwent successful surgery to repair a muscle in his left leg. He tweeted out this picture and will be placed on the preseason PUP list, according to reports.
It’s fantastic news to see Adeboyejo on the road to recovery but that doesn’t spell well for his chances on the field. The Ravens can sport a 90-man roster throughout the offseason but have to dwindle that number down to 53 by the start of the regular season.
Tough decisions will have to be made with 13 wide receivers under contract. That includes three free agent signings and two draft picks.
Ozzie Newsome‘s commitment to revamping the position might not just come at a cost of likes of Jeremy Maclin, Michael Campanaro, and Mike Wallace. Undrafted players like Adeboyejo and Tim White face an even more difficult challenge with an influx of talent added to the depth chart. And after the passing attack struggled to produce close to 200 yards per game last season, the Ravens are looking for a chance.
Adeboyejo hasn’t had a chance to showcase his talents in a regular season game. That only becomes tougher after undergoing surgery. There’s been no clear timetable stated but he’ll miss valuable offseason time, where the front office and coaches will be evaluating positional battles.
Unfortunately, that’s just the nature of the beast in the NFL.
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We’ll have a better idea how the roster will shape up as OTAs and mandatory minicamp begin within the month and the wide receiver position will be one to closely monitor.