Brooks sustained ligament tears in his knee last December and is not ready to participate in training camp. If he is unable to play to start the season, his stay on the PUP list would automatically extend through at least six games.
Brooks tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee last December, but has been participating in full-team drills during OTAs and has shown no ill effects from the injury. Brooks may start training camp on the reserve list, but he's hoping to be active by September.
"I definitely don't feel like I'm rushing. It's not like I'm hurting myself while I'm doing it. I'm pushing myself. It really feels good," he said.
Brooks had 19 tackles, 11 passes defended and a fumble recovery after being drafted in the third round last year.
"Terrence Brooks is doing really well," coach Jim Harbaugh said. "No predictions right now, but he looks good. He has worked hard."
Brooks is expected to open the season on the PUP list and could make his return this season.
"We're just hoping for the best, trying to get back as soon as possible," Brooks said. "We're taking precautious. We definitely don't want to rush back too fast. If you do get cleared, playing this year is definitely a goal. You don't want to rush it. For the most part, you have to be cautious and take it easy. After we get off of the PUP list, we'll see where we're at. I definitely want to get back into it, but we're taking our time. I have high hopes of being ready."
Brooks tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee last December against Jacksonville. He has declared that he has made steady progress since his surgery and has not ruled out playing in 2015. He will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and will avoid rushing back before he's ready, but he believes he's in good shape at this point.
"Its going really good," he told the Baltimore Sun. "To be honest, we're probably a little bit ahead of schedule. I haven't had a break since I've been hurt. It's been straight rehab since (surgery)."
The third-round pick in 2014 contributed 19 tackles, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery in 11 games (no starts) before going down.
Brooks is recovering from torn knee ligaments, which he suffered covering a kickoff in mid-December.
Brooks was a third-round pick in the 2014 draft. He had 19 tackles and two pass defenses in 11 games for the Ravens as a rookie.
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