Baltimore Ravens rookie C Tyler Linderbaum is out for at least a week because of a lower leg injury

OWINGS MILLS Md. — Baltimore Ravens Pick in the first round Tyler Linderbaum You will be out of action for at least one week due to a lower left knee injury.

Linderbaum, No. 25th overall pick in the draft this year, Linderbaum went down during a team drill and didn't return. The rookie center had X-rays taken and was MRI'd.

After Friday's practice, John Harbaugh, Ravens coach, said that “it's not serious.” “It will probably be at least a week. Just let it settle down. It could last for two weeks. We'll see. He'll be the first to tell you otherwise. It won't be over training camp unless something happens.”

Harbaugh has decreased the number of contact drills in an effort to reduce the chance of injury. Baltimore had 25 players placed on injured reserve last season.

Patrick MekariLinderbaum's right tackle starter, Chris, will take over.

Linderbaum was the Ravens' first choice center in the first round. He is expected play a major role in protecting quarterback Lamar JacksonLast season saw a career-worst 38 times that Linderbaum was fired. It is difficult to ensure that Linderbaum and Jackson are in sync on the pistol formation snaps, which has been a problem in recent years. Baltimore has had 13 failed snaps in the pistol formation over the past five years, which is fourth most in the NFL.

Ravens offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James said. “To be the center of this offense, especially… This offense is full of verbiage, plays, and volume. I felt that he handled it quite well.

With the pick from the Ravens, Linderbaum was selected by the Ravens in the first round. Arizona Cardinals For trading away large receivers Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.

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