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Joe Flacco on track, expected to be ready for Baltimore Ravens training camp

The big man will be back soon

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Of all the quarterbacks in the NFL, Joe Flacco is the only one missing all of his offseason workouts. Not for much longer though, the Baltimore Ravens are expecting.

"He'll be here for training camp," Harbaugh said. "The big thing is no setbacks."

Training camp is to be held late July, giving Flacco a little less than two months to finish his rehabilitation process if to be ready.

Not entirely surprising, but it should be noted the injury occured in late November, and surgery to repair his anterior crutiate and medial collateral ligaments was late December. That gives Joe a seven, almost eight month healing process from the season ending injury. On track by training camp is quite impressive.

Head Coach John Harbaugh was delightfully surprised seeing Flacco running at the team facility.

"He's running more than I thought, so it looked good," John said. "I feel like it's going well."

During Flacco's absence back-up Ryan Mallett has taken the helm, and done quite well.

"It's been one of my best offseasons since I've been in the league," Mallett said. "I feel light years ahead after being here for the whole offseason and starting here in OTAs and football school."

Harbaugh also talked about Mallett.

"He's a pro. This is not a kid," Harbaugh said. "This is not a guy who is at a stage in his life where we have to put our arm around him and work some of psychology. He knows that he is the starting quarterback. Those reps are very, very valuable for him and his goal is to make the most of them."