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Tyus Bowser returns to practice

August 13, 2018 - 10:29 am

By Joe Schiller

Second-year pass rusher Tyus Bowser has returned to practice today.

On Sunday, head coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Bowser was dealing with a groin injury.

Bowser reportedly suffered the injury on July 27 and has yet to play in the team’s first two preseason games.

“It doesn’t feel like he’s 100 percent right now,” Harbaugh said. “But he needs to get back out there. Competition is starting to heat up,” per Baltimore Ravens staff writer Garrett Downing.

Bowser – the No. 47 pick in the 2017 draft – was selected by the Ravens with high expectations. He showed flashes in the early regular season and finished the year with nine tackles, three sacks, and one interception but saw inconsistent playing time behind strong seasons from starters Terrell Suggs and Matt Judon.

Standing at 6-3, 242 pounds, Bowser was heralded as a top outside linebacker prospect because of his versatility to rush the passer as well as make plays in coverage. In today’s NFL, it’s important for a player to encompass that skillset as situational pass rushers aren’t as common.

As it stands, the Ravens have five outside linebackers on the 90-man roster – Suggs, Judon, Williams, Bowser, and Za’Darius Smith – six including Kamalei Correa, who’s spent time at both inside and outside linebacker.