Joe Flacco won't play in preseason, expected to start Week 1

Joe Flacco won't play in preseason, expected to start Week 1

11 that quarterback Joe Flacco will return to practice sometime during the preseason but won't participate in any preseason games.

The quarterback will practice in the preseason, but is not expected to play in the remaining preseason games.

Joe Flacco will not play in the preseason, but the Ravens plan for him to start the regular-season opener in Cincinnati on September 10, the team announced.

In a statement released on Friday, the team said Flacco's return date is much more definitive after a second examination.


The Ravens have been decimated by injuries since the start of the team's offseason workout program, but head coach John Harbaugh continues to have confidence with the players already on Baltimore's roster.

Still, its a good sign that both players are back on the field with plenty of time before Baltimore's next preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 17. He has started every game in eight of his nine seasons.

There will be a question of how sharp Flacco can be right away. Flacco has some new targets he hasn't played with yet, like running back Danny Woodhead and receiver Jeremy Maclin.

But given the frightening prospect of being without Flacco when the season opened, there won't be any complaints in Baltimore over Friday's news.

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