Veteran cornerback Aaron Ross was looking for a team to stick on with this offseason and the Ravens appeared to be a solid match.
But as it turns out, Ross won't have the opportunity to contribute in 2014. After practice, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Ross tore his Achilles while running the team's conditioning test on Wednesday.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Harbaugh said that CB Aaron Ross tore his Achilles today running the conditioning test.</p>— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ravens/statuses/492335150705807360">July 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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This is bad news for the Ravens, which were looking to secure depth at cornerback after Corey Graham left via free agency to Buffalo. The Ravens brought in Ross and cornerback Dominique Franks to compete for the nickel spot with Chykie Brown.
Speaking of Franks, Harbaugh said he has yet to pass his conditioning test, meaning he didn't practice on Thursday, the first full day of training camp. Brown can now be considered the frontrunner for the position.
That's bad news for Ross, who will now have to undergo strenuous rehab to get his Achilles back to full strength. He signed a one-year deal worth $855,000 this offseason and will likely have to find a new team in 2015.