Wide receiver Michael Campanaro was signed to the practice squad on Monday, as reported by the Baltimore Ravens’ official Twitter.
The Ravens waived the Wake Forest product before the beginning of the 2016 regular season with an injury designation (calf). The Ravens official website reports that Monday was the first day that the team was allowed to bring Campanaro back to Baltimore. He will now have to work his way back up to the active 53-man roster.
Campanaro had been a mainstay with the Ravens, despite multiple injuries keeping him out for extended time throughout his career. Since being selected in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, he has appeared in eight regular season games and two postseason games for the team. His career highlights include a touchdown catch against Tampa Bay in 2014 and a rushing touchdown against the Steelers last season.
This preseason, Campanaro was given the opportunity to win the starting returner job. Campanaro had seemingly won the job before a muffed kick against the Saints largely decreased his stock.
The Ravens would eventually sign Devin Hester Sr. to take control of the kick and punt returning duties. While Hester has not been particularly impressive this season, the return of Campanaro to the practice squad does not threaten Hester's job. At least not yet.