After a 2021 campaign riddled with injuries, the Baltimore Ravens are slowly but surely getting key pieces of their roster back. In addition to the return of J.K. Robbins last week, Marcus Peters practiced for the first time during individual drills at training camp on Monday.
Peters tore his ACL in practice last year before the regular season began which led to him missing the entire season. It was the first time in his career that he missed substantial playing time. Now that he is working his way into the mix, Coach Harbaugh said they have a plan to ensure he gets back to full strength.
Although Peters is limited in practice, he is a welcome presence to his teammates, bringing back energy, talent, and veteran experience to the defense.
“It boosts the energy a lot,” rookie defensive back Damarion “Pepe” Williams said. “MP, he is a vet, big dog basically. He’s been making a lot of plays in the NFL. Being a rookie, I look up to the great guys that make plays. It was cool having him back and seeing him move around.”
“That was a pleasant surprise,” Calais Campbell said regarding Marcus Peters return. “When you ask him about, he’s just kind of like when I’m ready, I’m ready, I’ll let you know but I’m not going to try to put a date on it, I’ll just let my body talk to me. It was good to see that he’s improving and making the strides to be ready. This team is very talented and we just got a whole lot better with him on the field.”
When Peters is on the field he is known for his ball hawking abilities. Prior to his injury, he accumulated 7 interceptions, 19 passes defensed, and two touchdowns for the Ravens. Throughout his career, he’s ushered in 31 interceptions, six touchdowns, and 86 passes defensed.
Second-year safety Ar’Darius Washigton also returned to practice alongside Peters after breaking his foot midway through the season. Three players still remain on the physically unable to perform list: RB Gus Edwards, OLB Tyus Bowser, and OT Ronnie Stanley.
-TE Isaiah Likely continues to shine. He highlighted two standout plays including a diving catch from Lamar Jackson during red zone drills that resulted in a touchdown and he also split three defenders to haul in a pass from quarterback Tyler Huntley.
-LB Odafe Oweh had a solid day but took a big hit from Nick Boyle that shook him up a bit. Oweh bounced back and is “fine” according to Harbaugh.
-Ravens cut running back Corey Clement and defensive back Robert Jackson, bringing the roster down to 87 players prior to Tuesday’s cuts to bring the roster to 85.