The wait is finally over.
On Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens announced that 2019 first-round pick, Marquise Brown, passed his physical. Brown had been recovering from an injury all offseason to this point. By hurdling this milestone, Brown is now able to come off the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list and participate in practice for the first time this offseason. Brown could hit the field as early as tomorrow, but it is doubtful that the Ravens will work him too hard this early on.
Brown suffered a lisfranc foot injury in the College Football Playoff Semi-Final game against the Alabama Crimson Tide earlier this year. He underwent surgery in the offseason, but the Ravens were confident that the young star would heal quickly and return to form. It now appears that at least the first half of the assumption was correct.
Marquise Brown was spotted running throughout Ravens training camp practices, so most knew he was close to being cleared. Personal observation from Sunday’s training camp practice confirmed that Marquise Brown didn’t lose any pep in his step either. He was spotted running on the opposite side of the facility and blazed through the yard markers.
The Ravens hope that his elite speed will add a new dimension to the offense that John Harbaugh believes will be “unlike any ever seen before in the NFL.”
Activity at One Winning Drive was not over after the training staff cleared Marquise Brown to play. Baltimore also waived edge rusher, Markus Jones, of Angelo State to make room for quarterback Joe Callahan. At 6’3″, 260 lbs, Jones looked to prove his prowess as a viable backup edge rusher. But in a crowded room that includes the likes of Matthew Judon, Jaylon Ferguson, Shane Ray, and Pernell McPhee, Jones was unable to stick out. He will hit the waiver wire with the hope of being picked up by another team, or to land back with the Ravens at some point.