OWINGS MILLS, MD. — Baltimore Ravens first round pick Tyler Linderbaum He will miss at least a week with a lower left leg injury.
Linderbaum, the No. 25 overall pick in this year’s draft, went down early in Thursday’s practice and did not return. The start-up center underwent X-ray and MRI scans.
“It’s nothing serious,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after Friday’s practice. “It could be at least a week, he’ll just settle down. It could be two weeks. We’ll see, of course he’ll tell me otherwise. Everything’s not going to happen in training camp unless something happens. It’s going to change.”
Harbaugh has reduced the number of contact drills this year to reduce the risk of injury. Baltimore placed a total of 25 players on injured reserve at some point last season.
Patrick MentorHe will be filled in by Linderbaum, who started 12 games at right tackle last season.
Linderbaum, the first-round center selected by the Ravens in the first round, is expected to play a major role in protecting the quarterback. Lamar JacksonHe had a career-worst 38 sacks last season. The challenge will be making sure Linderbaum matches up with Jackson on the snaps they create in gun formations, which has been a problem lately. Over the past five years, Baltimore has had 13 sacks, fourth most in the NFL.
“I feel like he’s caught fast,” said the Ravens offensive tackle John James he said. “To be a center, especially in this offense … this offense has a lot of words, a lot of plays, a lot of volume. I feel like he’s handled it well.”
The Ravens selected Linderbaum in the first round in the pick they acquired from the Arizona Cardinals to trade an outfielder. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.