suffered during last year’s season opener. He is scheduled to speak during a press conference on Wednesday, marking the first time in almost a year that the former Defensive Player of the Year will address the media.
“He looks good,” Harbaugh said of Suggs in June. “He is working hard. He’s been here for quite a few weeks now, rehabbing and conditioning and all of those things. To my eye, he’s doing a really good job. He’s working really hard. “When we decide to practice him or how much and all those things, I think will depend on what’s in really his and our best interest, as far as having him at his best when we start playing games. We’ll just have to play that out when training camp starts.”
Elvis Dumervil, who will compete opposite Suggs as the other outside linebacker, will also open camp on the PUP list. The team’s sack leader the past two seasons had offseason foot surgery but is expected to take part in camp sooner rather than later.
Players on the PUP list can be activated during training camp at any time. However, if
they remain on the PUP list when the regular season starts, they will be forced to miss the first six games.
When the Ravens opted not to re-sign Daryl Smith, it created a hole at inside linebacker alongside C.J. Mosley and ushered in one of the more exciting training camp battles.
Veterans Arthur Brown and Albert McClellan will compete with rising star Zachary Orr and attempt to hold off second-round selection Kamalie Correa.
Along the defensive line, Brandon Williams experienced a career year as the team’s primary nose tackle last season. He will dig in alongside Timmy Jernigan, while role players Kapron Lewis-Moore, Brent Urban and Carl Davis will fill out the rotation. Training camp will dictate who will see the field more often.
The secondary, which had a tremendous second half and finished the year ranked inside the NFL’s top 10 in passing yards allowed per game, is expected to return several contributors from 2015.
Starting cornerback Jimmy Smith will again hold down the top spot, but could be limited early on in training camp due to an offseason foot surgery. While there is no clear-cut favorite for the starting role oppo-
site Smith, Shareece Wright, who joined the Ravens late last season, will receive the most attention early. Will Davis, who experienced success last year before suffering a torn ACL, will offer competition.
Lardarius Webb, a corner last season, will make the transition to safety, a position he played in college. He will be penciled into the starting lineup alongside free agent acquisition Eric Weddle.
Former first-round pick Matt Elam, who tore his biceps in training camp last year, will compete simply to stay on the roster after failing to impress during his first three seasons.