QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
7 days 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.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month 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.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
1 month 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.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
3 months ago

Flacco (torn ACL) recently began running and throwing short passes, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Flacco also said he's been able to put weight on his left knee, even doing squats in the weight room. He hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, and while that may be a bit optimistic, the rapid progress bodes well for his Week 1 availability. With Steve Smith (Achilles), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) also recovering from major injuries, the entire Baltimore passing game will require close monitoring in the coming months. The team did sign a pair of veteran reinforcements in the form of Mike Wallace and Ben Watson.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
4 months ago

Flacco relayed Saturday that the health of his left knee is improving by the week, Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official site reports. He further noted, "To be honest with you, I believe [I'm on track for training camp], but it's not like I've been told a timeline or anything like that. I can't really say one way or another. I can tell each week that by the end of the week I'm feeling sore and I'm hurting, and by the next Monday I'm feeling better than I did last Monday."

EDGE Analysis

At the NFL owners meetings last month, head coach John Harbaugh stated his belief that Flacco is on track to be healthy by the start of training camp, which is a far-fetched opinion considering surgery was performed to repair a torn ACL in the quarterback's left knee on Dec. 8. In reality, Flacco is in danger of missing time at the outset of the upcoming campaign, after logging the first DNPs of his career following the season-ending injury. When healthy, though, he'll have some new toys to play with after the free-agent additions of Mike Wallace and Ben Watson.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
4 months ago

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco (knee) is on track to be ready for training camp, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Harbaugh's optimism, Flacco will likely be absent or limited for the start of training camp, having undergone surgery Dec. 8 to repair a torn ACL. Teammates Steve Smith (Achilles), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) are also recovering from significant injuries, but the Ravens are hopeful to have everyone available by Week 1.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
5 months ago

Flacco agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Ravens on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extension will keep him in purple and black through the 2021 season, and potentially the end of his career. The Delaware product remains in recovery from a torn ACL, and has nine months from the surgery date (Dec. 8) to be ready for Week 1 of the 2016 campaign. When healthy, Flacco remains a middling fantasy quarterback, with two of the team's expected top receiving options in Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) returning from major injuries as well. The Ravens may also supplement the receiving options in the NFL Draft, but a lot of question marks surround the passing game heading into 2016.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
6 months ago

Flacco (torn ACL) said his recovery is going well so far, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Ravens tentatively expect Flacco to be ready by Week 1, and the quarterback recently echoed that sentiment in an interview with Baltimore's WBAL Radio. He tore his ACL on Nov. 22 and had surgery Dec. 8, giving him nine months to recover before the start of the 2016 season. It remains to be seen what kind of talent he'll be surrounded by, as Steve Smith (Achilles) and 2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman (knee) are working their way back from serious injuries of their own. The Ravens also have 2015 breakout performer Kamer Aiken, along with a promising group of tight ends, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the team add more skill-position talent in the draft. Although a potential contract renegotiation might lead to some offseason headlines, Flacco is certain to be back with the team in 2016. Any negotiating will just be a matter of deferring part of his cap hit to 2017 and 2018.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
8 months ago

An MRI confirmed that Flacco tore both his ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Rams, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, coach John Harbaugh noted that indications at this stage are that Flacco will be ready for training camp next season, but in the meantime, the Ravens will turn to veteran signal-caller Matt Schaub and a backup to be named later.

QJoe Flacco
QB BAL (8)
8 months ago

Flacco is done for the season due to a knee injury that he sustained in Sunday's win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a torn ACL for Flacco, with Matt Schaub currently the Ravens' only healthy option at the QB position for the time being.