Inside linebacker Chris Board and edge rusher Jaylon Ferguson were both cleared from concussion protocol, and returned to practice on Tuesday, head coach John Harbaugh announced. This is huge news, as both Board and Ferguson were in competition to be named starters before their injuries. Board, the second-year undrafted inside linebacker from North Dakota State, was winning favor with the coaches before suffering a concussion against the Green Bay Packers two weeks ago. He was on track to start, but many feared the injury could end his preseason, and subsequently his opportunity to start. Ferguson suffered his concussion during a joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has the chance to start at the edge rusher position, but the Ravens will need to see serious improvement before he gets the nod.
Both are expected to play in Baltimore’s final preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
#Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announces that Chris Board and Jaylon Ferguson are back at practice and cleared to play after both being in concussion protocol. This is especially critical for Board, who was on track to start at inside linebacker before being injured.
— The Baltimore Feather (@bmorefeather) August 27, 2019