Ravens HC John Harbaugh provides positive update on Tyus Bowser

Tyus Bowser, Ravens (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Tyus Bowser, Ravens (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Tyus Bowser could recover by the start of the 2022 season, according to John Harbaugh’s recent update.

Bowser served as one of the more reliable members of the Ravens’ pass-rushing unit along with veteran Justin Houston. In 17 starts, Bowser led the team with seven sacks and also recorded 59 tackles and two forced fumbles.

With Odafe Oweh still developing on the edge, Bowser will remain a crucial piece of Baltimore’s defense next season — if he recovers in time.

In a press conference on Monday, Harbaugh confirmed that Bowser had torn his Achilles in Week 18’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers but also expressed optimism that Bowser would be ready to suit up in 2022.

Ravens are hopeful that Tyus Bowser will be healthy by the start of the 2022 season

Bowser joins a long list of injured Ravens players whose recovery timelines will also be closely monitored.

Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley underwent his second season-ending ankle surgery but should be on track to play this year, and tight end Nick Boyle, recovering from knee surgery, also should return to full strength.

Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards missed this past season due to torn ACLs but are both expected to feature in Baltimore’s run-heavy offensive schemes in 2022.

On the defensive side, the Ravens are keeping track of Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, whose absences in the defensive backfield caused the passing defense to struggle all last season.

As with any recovery timeline, nothing is for certain. Regaining Bowser in the pass-rush may not be enough for the Ravens, either, since Justin Houston will likely part ways with the team this offseason.

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In any case, Harbaugh’s cautiously optimistic update on Tyus Bowser should bode well for the state of the Ravens’ defense in 2022.