Kaufusi, the Ravens' third-round selection in May, suffered a broken ankle on Aug. 4 and was considered lost for the season ever since. He'll likely enter the 2017 campaign as a candidate for a significant role in the team's 3-4 scheme.
Kaufusi will miss the entire 2016 season with a broken ankle, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Baltimore's third round pick out of BYU, Kaufusi had a legitimate chance to earn a starting role during his first season in the league. In his absence, veteran Kapron Lewis-Moore and undrafted rookie Victor Ochi may perhaps have an easier time cracking the final 53-man roster. Furthermore, Brent Urban and Lawrence Guy now figure to be locked into starting roles at both defensive end positions.