On Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens minicamp opened, as the team works to improve before training camp later this summer. The Ravens are starting to mature as a team this offseason, and people are taking notice. Although it is still early in the offseason training process, certain players are beginning to stand out, for better or worse. Other storylines continue to develop, as some players are hunting for new contracts, and overcoming injuries. Minicamp is always filled with important news, and the first day was no exception.
Alex Lewis Suffers From Back Spasms
During his post-practice presser, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh revealed that offensive lineman Alex Lewis was absent from the first day of minicamp because he was afflicted by back spasms. The extent of the injury does not seem to be severe, as Harbaugh expects Lewis to return to the field during minicamp. Alex Lewis missed the entirety of the 2017 campaign with a torn labrum, which required surgery. Although back spasms do not seem menacing, his injury history needs to be considered. Coach Harbaugh and the Ravens medical staff will likely play it safe when dealing with Lewis. They will want to make sure he is totally healthy this year.
Coach Harbaugh said that OL Alex Lewis didn’t practice today because of a back spasm, but it’s not an injury that is expected to keep him out during training camp.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 12, 2018
C.J. Mosley’s Contract
During his post-practice interview, Pro Bowl inside linebacker C.J. Mosley was asked whether or not he thought about skipping time in minicamp. Mosley is currently nearing the end of his rookie contract and is in the process of negotiating a new deal with the Ravens. Mosley quickly shot down the idea of him missing time. It is apparent that he is focused on football, and making the Ravens a winning team. He said that he lets his agent worry about the numbers involved, while he just works on perfecting his craft.
C.J. Mosley said he gave zero thoughts about staying away from minicamp even as he enters last year of rookie contract. Mosley said he lets his agent handle the business matters while he stays focused on field.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) June 12, 2018
Breshad Perriman’s Drops Continue
Although many fans remain hopeful that the perennial disappointment that is Breshad Perriman will turn around this year, it still remains unlikely. According to reporters in Owings Mills, Breshad Perriman has continued to drop passes. His ability to, or lack thereof, catching the football, was a major problem for him and the offense last year. He is due a $649,485 roster bonus on the third day of training camp this summer. The ever cap needy Ravens will not hesitate to make room if he does not prove he belongs on this team by then.
Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman continues to have trouble with his hands. He has dropped a pass in each of the three offseason practices that’s been open to the media. Perriman is due a $649,485 roster bonus on third day of training camp.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) June 12, 2018