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Quincy Adeboyejo Set to Undergo Surgery

May 15, 2018 - 10:22 am

By Joe Schiller

The Baltimore Ravens begin Organized Team Activities (OTAs) next week with training camp right around the corner. Out of the many positional battles to watch, wide receiver has been highlighted as one of the most intriguing. There are currently 13 receivers on the depth chart, including three new free agent signings and an influx of rookies.

But for the time being, the Ravens will be one short in that department.

Second-year talent Quincy Adeboyejo tweeted out late last night that he will be undergoing surgery. According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun, Adeboyejo will have surgery to fix an upper leg muscle. He’ll begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

Adeboyejo signed with the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2017. He spent the entirety of the season on the practice squad, recovering from PCL injury. His call up finally came in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but Adeboyejo was a complete non-factor.

There’s been no official timetable surrounding Adeboyejo’s recovery but he can come off of the PUP list at any time. However, if that were to carry over into the regular season, Adeboyejo would be forced to miss the first six weeks.

The Ravens only took five wide receivers on the 53-man roster last season. Assuming the trend continues, Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead are locks barring injury. Chris Moore is likely among that group, presumably leaving only one or two spots for competition. Rookie draft picks Jordan Lasley and Jaleel Scott will be among those fighting for a spot, along with Breshad Perriman and Tim White.

Needless to say, Adeboyejo faces an uphill battle to make the active roster.