Ravens Get Another Brutal Injury Update
By Tyler Maher
The Baltimore Ravens began last year with a rash of injuries, and so far this year has been no different.
It was bad enough that RB J.K. Dobbins (knee) and LT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) were already sidelined for Baltimore's season opener against the New York Jets. Things got even worse for the Ravens once the game started, as LT Ja'Wuan James (torn Achilles) and CB Kyle Fuller (ACL tear) both suffered season-ending injuries.
While James' injury was announced shortly after the game ended on Sunday, Fuller's status wasn't revealed until Monday.
Kyle Fuller Injury Update
Fuller was signed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal during the offseason to help reinforce a Ravens defense that took a step back last year, especially in the secondary. Baltimore ranked last in the NFL in passing yards allowed and was 26th in both interceptions and passing touchdowns allowed, which was uncharacteristic for a franchise that typically rolls out a formidable defense every year.
The two-time Pro Bowler was expected to provide a boost this season after establishing an impressive track record with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos. Ravens fans had high hopes for the 30-year-old former first-round draft pick, who led the NFL in interceptions (seven) and passes defended (21) in 2018.
Unfortunately, Fuller will not be able to help Baltimore's defense as hoped in 2022. The Ravens once again find themselves shorthanded in multiple key areas, which is a worrisome start to Lamar Jackson's final year under contract. They're still Super Bowl contenders (+1600 on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds) as long as Jackson's healthy, but their season suddenly looks a lot more precarious than it did just a few days ago.