According to Aaron Wilson, the Ravens two offensive linemen are progressing well from their respective injuries. Jeremy Zuttah had offseason hip surgery to clean up bone spurs, while Wagner had Lisfranc surgery following a sprain in his foot towards the end of last season that saw him end his season on injured reserve.
Wagner and Zuttah represent two of the younger offensive linemen for the team at two crucial spots. Wagner took over for a departed Michael Oher, while Zuttah took over for a traded Gino Gradkowski, who saw the ire of fans and analysts for his play. Both are immediate and major upgrades over the players that they replaced, with Wagner being one of the highest graded right tackles in football in 2014.
The Ravens are expected to have one of the top offensive lines this season after a 2014 campaign that brought journeyman rusher Justin Forsett to the Pro Bowl on the back of a 1,266 yard season. Forsett is expecting big things this season under offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, while the offensive line will feature Juan Castillo as their position coach for another season.
Man, I want to be better. I want to be able to exceed all those things that I had last year. I want to be able to get to that championship, and that’s the main goal.
Wilson is reporting that Wagner will be testing out his foot early and monitor how it will be going before fully participating. Zuttah is reported to be ahead of schedule and should be able to practice early.