Nov 13, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain (53) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Ravens 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Ravens placed two starters, guard Marshal Yanda and linebacker Jameel McClain , on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list as the team begins training camp.
Yanda and McClain won’t be able to practice until they’re removed from the list, and if they remain on the list to start the season, they would have to miss at least the first six games of the regular season.
McClain missed the final three games of the regular season and the entire postseason with a spinal cord contusion.
The Ravens will also be without wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who has been placed on the non-football injury list because he didn’t pass the mandatory training camp conditioning test. He missed time during the offseason to join the popular reality series “Dancing With the Stars,” but returned to participate in organized team activities and the Ravens’ mandatory minicamp.
Last season, Jones was the team’s‘ third receiver and caught 30 passes for 406 yards and one touchdown while making the Pro Bowl as a kick returner. With Anquan Boldin having departed, Jones was expected to contend for the #2 receiver alongside Torrey Smith, according to receivers coach Jim Hostler:
"“Jacoby right now is the No. 2 guy,” Hostler said this spring. “So right now, Torrey and Jacoby are starting, so that’s definitely going to be more than Jacoby did last year.”“It wasn’t like last year when we had two guys that were the two front-runners and everybody is playing for that third and fourth spot,” Hostler said. “Now, everybody is playing for that second spot.”"