In less than five weeks, the Ravens will be heading back to Owings Mills for training camp.
Rookies will report to the team facility July 19, and veterans on July 26, the NFL announced Thursday. Only four teams have an earlier reporting date for veterans.
The Ravens haven’t announced their training camp schedule yet, but their first full-team practice is expected to be held July 27. According to the team, fans passes will be made available July 13.
Last year’s preseason was a costly one for the Ravens, who lost cornerback Marcus Peters, inside linebacker L.J. Fort, and running backs J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to season-ending injuries. Wide receivers Miles Boykin and Rashod Bateman and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe, meanwhile, opened the season on injured reserve after suffering injuries in camp.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson also missed 10 days of camp after testing positive for the coronavirus the night before the first full-team practice.
Coach John Harbaugh said last week that it was too early to know the impact of the Ravens’ revamped strength and conditioning program.
“”What did [former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld say? ‘It’s an unknowable,’ something like that?” Harbaugh joked, referring to Rumseld’s 2002 comments about “known knows,” “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns.” “But I feel like the guys appreciate what we’re doing, and I can’t wait to take it into training camp and see how it affects us.”