The Baltimore Ravens were able to wrap up their offseason programs and now have a short break until the season officially starts at training camp. These sessions are a good chance for the team to get together and learn the direction of the team so that when they hit training camp, they do not have to waste time getting anyone integrated into anything.
So, now that these days are over, what are some of the biggest takeaways?
5. Baltimore Ravens are taking things easy with injured players
Injuries have been the biggest killer of the past two years for the Baltimore Ravens. They have not been able to get their core players on the field at the same time for a long time, and this year they at least have a chance to see that happen. That is why it is not surprising to see the Ravens take it easy with some of their more injured players.
Ronnie Stanley talked about being healthy for the first time in the offseason since 2019. After three years of rehabbing something, he can finally improve in critical areas. However, while the Ravens are anxious to see that happen, they were cautious to ensure that it would not be derailed this early in this offseason. They gave Stanley a choice to get on the field or work out independently, and he decided to wait until training camp for the fieldwork.
There are differing reports about J.K. Dobbins and why he was not participating, but he is another player who was in the building, but with his track record of injuries, he did little before training camp. Gus Edwards was in a similar boat.
Rashod Bateman was coming off his Lisfranc injury, and he had just had the screws removed from his foot. So, while he also missed the sessions, it is arguably a good thing because it shows this should not impact him much longer.
Even Tyus Bowser sat out the week after dealing with injuries last year. The Ravens assume everyone who sat out from those names mentioned will be good to go for the first day of training camp. That is why they held them out from these practices.