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  • Baltimore Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/11/16WRMichael CampanaroBackPROBABLECampanaro (calf strain) has been deemed healthy, the Ravens' official website reports.

    Campanaro has dealt with a long list of soft-tissue injuries since he was selected in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, limiting him to just eight games through his first two professional seasons. However, he's made a strong impression when healthy, showing promise as both a slot receiver and return specialist. After missing part of the offseason program due to the calf injury, Campanaro should enter training camp at 100 percent. He's acknowledged that this will be his make-or-break season, as the Ravens have a deep group at wide receiver, potentially leaving him on the roster bubble.

    (Updated 06/30/2016)
    07/11/16RBKenneth DixonHamstringPROBABLEDixon missed rookie minicamp and the first round of OTAs due to a strained hamstring he suffered at Louisiana Tech's pro day in March, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft at No. 134 overall, Dixon scored the second-most touchdowns (87) in FBS history while also topping 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his four seasons. His quickness and receiving ability should make him a nice fit in offensive coordinator Marc Trestman's pass-oriented scheme, but the Ravens already have a pair of capable pass-catching backs in Justin Forsett and Javorius Allen. It thus seems Dixon will merely vie for a role as part of a possible committee, though injuries during training camp could easily change the situation. Regardless, the Ravens don't seem worried about Dixon's hamstring injury and expect him to be a full go for the start of camp in late July.

    (Updated 06/02/2016)
    07/11/16LBElvis DumervilFootPROBABLEDumervil (foot/ankle) has been placed on the PUP list, but he is expected to return at some point during training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

    Dumervil missed the Ravens' offseason program after having a preventative procedure on his foot/ankle. Neither team nor player has provided much information about the issue, but there's been no suggestion that Dumervil is in any real danger of missing Week 1. With fellow outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles) also unavailable for the start of training camp, Za'Darius Smith and second-round rookie Kamalei Correa could get extended work with the first-team defense.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    07/11/16QBJoe FlaccoKneeQUESTIONABLEFlacco (knee) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

    True to his word, Flacco is available for the start of training camp, despite suffering a torn ACL only eight months ago. The health of his receiving corps seems to be the bigger issue, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) unavailable for the start of camp and uncertain for the beginning of the season.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    07/11/16RBTrent RichardsonKneePROBABLERichardson (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

    This is an unsurprising move as the 25-year-old Richardson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in late June, and was expected to miss several weeks as a result. The third pick in the 2012 draft is hoping to find new life in Baltimore this season, but will need to get back on the field to earn his way into the mix.

    (Updated 07/23/2016)
    07/05/16WRDarren WallerSuspensionSUSPENDWaller has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    Waller will be able to stay with the team through training camp and the preseason before serving his suspension once the season begins. In six games as a rookie last year, he recorded just two receptions for a total of 18 yards, though he did have a greater impact on special teams, where he was a gunner. He'll look to improve on his offensive numbers from last season once his suspension is complete.

    (Updated 07/01/2016)
    06/14/16WRBreshad PerrimanKneeQUESTIONABLEPerriman (knee) will begin training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

    The 2015 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a PCL injury, and suffered a scare earlier in the offseason when he was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in his other knee. Fortunately, Perriman was able to opt for a stem-cell injection to help the ligament heal and avoid surgery. The Ravens anticipated that he would not be ready for the start of training camp, but remain optimistic he will be ready to return to the field prior to the start of the season. With the uncertainty surrounding veteran Steve Smith Sr. returning from an Achilles injury the Ravens are already thin in the receiving department, which will leave plenty of opportunity for Perriman should his recover remain on track.

    (Updated 07/23/2016)
    05/18/16TECrockett GillmoreBackQUESTIONABLEGillmore (shoulder/back) was on the field for OTAs last week and should be ready for the start of training camp, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Reports on Gillmore's health have been all over the place this offseason, as it was initially reported he might need two or three surgeries, with his back and both of his shoulders problematic. The flame was fueled when the Ravens signed Ben Watson, a capable in-line blocker who also caught a career-high 74 passes for the Saints last season. As it turns out, Gillmore only needed surgery on one of his shoulders, setting him up for a return at the beginning of camp. Though looking better than expected from a health standpoint, Gillmore is unlikely to regain the bit of fantasy utility he carved out last season, as he'll now have to compete with Watson, 2015 second-rounder Maxx Williams and (possibly) Dennis Pitta (hip) for snaps at tight end. The Ravens also added depth at running back and wide receiver, albeit with no clear top target among the bunch.

    (Updated 06/02/2016)
    05/18/16TEDennis PittaHipQUESTIONABLEPitta (hip) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

    Pitta hasn't played in a game since September 2014, when he suffered a fractured and dislocated right hip for the second time in two years. Retirement was a real possibility at one point, but Pitta reportedly looked good during the Ravens' offseason program. Now 30 years old and still carrying significant risk of re-injury, Pitta will need to compete for a role on a team that also has Ben Watson, Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams at tight end.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    05/18/16WRSteve SmithAchillesQUESTIONABLESmith (Achilles) will start training camp on the PUP list, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

    This is an unsurprising move as it has already been announced that the veteran Smith would not be playing in the preseason. He suffered his Achilles injury on Nov. 1, and was not able to participate in any offseason workouts. His role with the team this season remains uncertain until he is able to display he has recovered from the serious injury. However, the Ravens have relatively thin depth in their receiving department, so he will have plenty of opportunity to produce if he can get healthy.

    (Updated 07/23/2016)
    04/27/16TENick BoyleSuspensionSUSPENDBoyle has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.

    (Updated 02/19/2016)
    04/27/16DBWill DavisKneePROBABLEDavis (knee) ran at close to full speed during last weeks OTA, The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Traded from Miami to Baltimore in September in exchange for a late-round draft pick, Davis served as the Ravens' nickelback before tearing an ACL for the second time in two years. Given the shaky state of Baltimore's depth chart at cornerback, Davis could compete with the likes of Shareece Wright and Jerraud Powers for the starting job across from Jimmy Smith (foot). Davis will be 11 months removed from suffering the injury when Week 1 rolls around.

    (Updated 06/02/2016)
    04/27/16DBMatt ElamBicepsPROBABLEThe Ravens will not pick up the fifth-year option on Elam's (biceps) rookie contract, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

    The 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Elam struggled mightily through his first two seasons, then missed all of 2015 with a torn biceps. He should be healthy for training camp but will likely just compete for backup role. The Ravens signed Eric Weddle to start at one safety spot, and they're expected to test out converted cornerback Lardarius Webb at the other.

    (Updated 05/02/2016)
    04/27/16LBTerrell SuggsAchilles QUESTIONABLESuggs (Achilles) has been placed on the PUP list, but he is expected to return at some point during training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

    Bouncing back from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 1 last season, Suggs was unable to participate in any of the Ravens' offseason program. Head coach John Harbaugh did say a few weeks ago that Suggs had a chance to be ready for the start of training camp, and while it's now clear that won't actually come to fruition, the team does still expect him to be ready for Week 1. With fellow outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) also starting camp on the PUP list, Za'Darius Smith and Kamalei Correa should get plenty of first-team reps.

    (Updated 07/25/2016)
    Cleveland Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/25/16WRJosh GordonSuspensionSUSPENDGordon (suspension) suffered a quad injury this summer and won't be able to practice for at least a couple weeks, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Monday, allowing him to participate in training camp as he prepares to start the season with a four-game suspension. The Browns then announced that they will give the star wideout another shot, setting him up for a long-awaited return in Week 5, assuming he avoids any off-field issues in the meantime. However, Monday's plethora of good news was hindered a bit Tuesday, as the 25-year-old wideout has apparently been recovering from a quad injury that was previously unreported. While details weren't provided, initial reports suggest the quad is a major concern, with Gordon expected to miss "at least a couple weeks" at the start of training camp. Even if the injury doesn't threaten his Week 5 availability, it's worrisome that Gordon may miss a good chunk of camp (and possibly the preseason), as he already faces the tough task of returning from a 22-month layoff between NFL games, rejoining a Browns team that looks nothing at all like the version he last played for. Gordon will start camp on the Non-Football Injury list.

    (Updated 07/26/2016)
    07/13/16DLDesmond BryantChestOUTBryant is likely done for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Bryant's timetable for return is set at 4-to-6 months. Bryant led the Browns with six sacks, along with 24 solo tackles and nine assisted tackles. While Bryant is out, rookie Carl Nassib may be next in line to start at left defensive end.

    (Updated 07/13/2016)
    07/11/16TEGary BarnidgeAbdomenPROBABLEBarnidge (abdomen) plans to be ready before training camp.

    Barnidge underwent surgery less than a week ago on a sports hernia but plans to come into training camp ready to go. The leader in receptions last season for the Browns said he specifically planned the timing surgery. "It was just an opportunity to get it all done and I won't miss any time. That was the purpose of it, so we would get all of this done and then I would be ready to go for training camp and it wouldn't pop in season", Barnidge said Wednesday before Browns' practice.

    (Updated 06/08/2016)
    07/11/16LBArmonty BryantSuspensionSUSPENDBryant (suspension) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug charges on Wednesday and could have his four-game suspension prolonged, Scott Petra of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance on Wednesday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. As a result, the outside linebacker will receive 68 days probation which will expire on Oct. 3, the same day he is schedule to return from his original four-game suspension. However, now that Bryant has changed his plea, his case will yet again be reviewed under the league's policies, which could potentially lead to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.

    (Updated 07/27/2016)
 
 
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