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Marshal Yanda Among Six Ravens Starting Camp on PUP List

July 17, 2018 - 10:43 am
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By Joe Schiller

Football is back and the Baltimore Ravens are the first team to officially begin training camp. Rookies and quarterbacks have already reported with the rest of the roster set to make their way back to Owings Mills tomorrow.

But there will be some noticeable faces sidelined for the early portions of practice

Six players have been placed on physically unable to perform list (PUP) for the start of training camp, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. Marshal Yanda and Brent Urban are the most notable while Vince Mayle, Jaylen Hill, Bam Bradley and Quincy Adeboyejo round out the group.

Entering his 12th season, Yanda has been one of the NFL’s best offensive lineman. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a broken ankle in the Ravens’ Week 2 win over the Cleveland Browns. Yanda is the glue that’s set to hold the offensive line together but there’s no need to worry too much at this point. This is likely just a precautionary move by the Ravens.

Given the recent string of injuries over the last few seasons, there’s no need to risk Yanda’s health. A shortened training camp shouldn’t make much of a difference for one of the most experienced and important players on the roster. Yanda should be ready to go Week 1 of the season.

Urban is also expected to be healthy for the start of the season following a Lisfranc foot injury he suffered against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3. The Ravens re-signed him to a one-year, one million contract this offseason and the 6’7” mammoth of a man is expected to play a crucial role on the interior defensive line.

All players placed on the PUP list are eligible to come off anytime during the offseason but will be sidelined for at least six games if that status carries over into the regular season.