The news the Ravens feared became a reality.
Coach John Harbaugh told reporters after practice on Thursday that rookie defensive end Brent Urban, a fourth-round draft pick out of Virginia, tore his ACL in practice a day ago. It came on a play where fellow rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan injured his back, though he is expected to return soon.
Urban was expected to compete for some playing time in the defensive line's rotation and possibly be a factor on special teams. Now he'll undergo rehab for the next year.
Some point soon, Urban will be placed on injured reserve with a roster spot open. It remains to be seen whether the Ravens decide to fill it with a defensive lineman or address another position.
Follow me on Twitter: @JasonHButt
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 31 Seth Schwartz
Despite having scouts at every game, James Harris wasn't a lock to be drafted.
OCT 30 Seth Schwartz
From the NFL to the CFL to the WFL and the USFL, Johnnie Walton's career was one for the ages.
OCT 28 Jeff Fedotin
Hated on by fans, San Diego’s quarterback is having an MVP-caliber year.