PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
12 hours ago

Flacco (knee) completed 11 of 16 passes for 94 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Suiting up for the first time since he tore his ACL in November, the 31-year-old Flacco produced three points on two first-quarter drives, the second of which ended with an unsuccessful fourth-down attempt. He likely would have played deeper into the game, if not for the fact he piled up 16 pass attempts (and a sack) on just two series. Flacco did miss a couple of throws, but he didn't appear to be impacted by his surgically-repaired left knee, which jibes with reports from training camp. Flacco has been a full participant since the start of camp, with no setbacks reported at any point. On a less optimistic note, starting tight end Ben Watson is out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles early in Saturday's game. The Ravens do have strong depth at the position, but Maxx Williams (undisclosed) and Dennis Pitta (finger) are also injured. Furthermore, wideouts Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) remain uncertain for the start of the season, despite returning to practice this past week.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 days ago

Flacco (knee) expects to play about half of Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, the Ravens' official website reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco will take the field for the first time tearing his ACL in November, making what will presumably be his only appearance of the preseason. The Ravens have yet to determine if Breshad Perriman (knee) will play, but Steve Smith (Achilles) has already been ruled out. With both wide receivers recently activated from the PUP list, Flacco could have his full complement of weapons early in the season, if not necessarily by Week 1.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
5 days ago

Flacco (knee) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason tilt with the Lions, Marc Sessler of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco hasn't taken the field for a game since he tore his ACL last November but has been a full participant in practice the entire preseason. The Ravens have yet to comment on how much action their franchise quarterback will see on Saturday as Ryan Mallet, Josh Johnson, and Jerrod Johnson are all competing for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Look for more updates on Flacco's play-time specifics for Saturday to come later in the week.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 weeks ago

Although his knee still isn't 100 percent healthy, Flacco hasn't missed a snap in practice, ESPN.com reports. "My knee is not 100 percent, but it feels great," Flacco said. "I don't think about it when I'm out there. It's not perfect. I can feel it standing here right now a little bit. It's not totally normal. But, as far as going out there and operating on the field, running around and doing things, I don't pay attention to it."

EDGE Analysis

Eight months removed from reconstructive ACL surgery, Flacco plans to wear a brace all season but generally doesn't seem too worried about his knee. He said he still hasn't talked to head coach John Harbaugh about plans for Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, which would seem to suggest the veteran quarterback is unlikely to play. Flacco figures to play in Baltimore's third preseason game, if nothing else.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
3 weeks ago

Flacco's (knee) status for Thursday's preseason opener was a subject coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco has by all accounts enjoyed a strong training camp thus far, showing no ill-effects from his ACL and MCL tears last November, so potentially playing in Thursday's preseason opener really isn't a matter concerning his health. Rather, coach Harbaugh may prefer to take a cautious approach and sit Flacco for the first relatively meaningless exhibition contest. Even Flacco ultimately plays, he'll likely only take the field for a series or two, so backup Ryan Mallett should be prepared for an extended run in any case.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (torn ACL) plans to wear a protective knee brace for all of training camp and throughout the entire season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just eight months removed from suffering a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, the 31-year-old quarterback is available for the start of Ravens training camp. Although his Week 1 status doesn't seem to be in question, there is some chance his already-limited mobility will be affected. In any case, Flacco has just 654 rushing yards in 122 career games, though he has run for 13 touchdowns, mostly on QB sneaks.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (knee) is not on the PUP list for the start of training camp, the Ravens' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

True to his word, Flacco is available for the start of training camp, despite suffering a torn ACL only eight months ago. The health of his receiving corps seems to be the bigger issue, with both Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) unavailable for the start of camp and uncertain for the beginning of the season.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month ago

Flacco (knee) plans to participate in practice when the Ravens begin training camp July 28th, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco has stated numerous times that he intends on being in action when training camp starts, reassuring fantasy owners of his progress since suffering a torn ACL last November. The quarterback is already able to sprint and make cuts, so taking the field with his teammates later this month would represent the next step in his return. At this point, it seems highly likely that Flacco will be ready to roll once Week 1 kicks off, but it should still be worthwhile to monitor his involvement and performance level throughout the preseason.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Flacco (knee) suggested he is more focused on his arm strength than his surgically-repaired left knee, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco seems to be making a quick recovery from Dec. 8 surgery to repair a torn ACL, as he's widely expected to be ready July 27 for the start of training camp, despite being a spectator for on-field activities throughout the offseason program. Though already able to sprint and make cuts, he's thrown far fewer passes than he typically would have at this point in the year, which could be cause to limit his reps during training camp. Flacco's arm strength has never been questioned and should quickly come back to him, but he did admit that there's some chance he'll feel hesitant when he has to face a live pass rush for the first time. While he's clearly on track for Week 1, his progress will be worth monitoring throughout camp and the preseason.

PJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
2 months ago

Flacco (knee) announced Thursday that he expects to ready for the start of training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco's Week 1 availability appears to be a lock at this point given the fact he plans to be ready for day one of training camp this summer. Despite ending the 2015 season prematurely with a torn ACL, it sounds like potential fantasy owners shouldn't have to be worried much longer when it comes Flacco's health, barring any setbacks. In additional good news for the Ravens' aerial attack, wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is expected to return to the practice field prior to the start of regular season, supplying Flacco with a valuable target.