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C.J. Mosley returns to the practice field

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Mosley participates in Ravens OTAs

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With the Baltimore Ravens well into their second week of OTAs, work is underway to begin preparing for training camp and the upcoming season. The team is also looking to get back a number of players who are recovering from previous injuries. Players such as Tavon Young and Tim White are back in the fold. Others like Marshal Yanda and Jimmy Smith are still on the mend. Anthony Levine is also recovering from his off season foot surgery, as John Harbaugh expressed after practice on Thursday.

Another player coming off an injury is middle linebacker C.J. Mosley. According to Harbaugh, Mosley suffered a tweaked ankle last week. Any news of a key player suffering an injury is sure to leave Ravens fans worried. However, Mosley returned to practice on Thursday, per WNST’s Luke Jones.

Mosley has become one of the core pieces of not just the defense, but the team as a whole, since he was drafted by Baltimore in 2014. Mosley is entering his crucial contract year and is surely looking for a massive payday. Over the course of his four-year career, Mosley has notched 474 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and eight interceptions. He has only missed two games in his career, with a couple of appearances in the end zone to boot. Mosley has also made three trips to the Pro Bowl and has been voted a second-team All-Pro on three occasions.

Baltimore understands the importance of the former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker’s presence on the field, and his return is reassuring. The Ravens would like to get a contract finalized before the start of the regular season. Otherwise, Mosley could potentially price himself out of Baltimore during the 2018 season.