With rookies and injured veterans having already reported to Owings Mills for training camp, the Ravens officially placed tight end Dennis Pitta and safety Terrence Brooks on the active physically unable to perform list on Friday.
Pitta’s status came as no surprise as he continues to try to work his way back to full strength from the second serious right hip injury of his career. Meanwhile, Brooks has made substantial progress since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in mid-December.
The 2014 third-round pick was a limited participant during spring organized team activities, but he increased his activity level as the weeks progressed, creating optimism about his chances of contributing at some point during the 2015 season.
“Terrence Brooks is doing really well,” head coach John Harbaugh said in late May. “No predictions right now, but he looks good. He has worked hard. [Head trainer] Mark Smith does a great job in our training room, and those guys who’ve been there the whole time, they’ve benefited from that.”
Players on the active PUP list still count against the 90-man offseason roster limit and are eligible to return to practice at any point during the summer. However, a player who returns to practice would not be eligible for the reserve PUP list that’s set at the start of the regular season and does not count against the 53-man roster limit.
A player placed on reserve PUP is not eligible to return until after the first six weeks of the season.
The Ravens also placed rookie wide receiver Cam Worthy on the active PUP list earlier in the week.
Quarterbacks will report for training camp on Sunday with the rest of the team reporting on Wednesday. The Ravens will conduct their first full-squad practice on Thursday.