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Early indication is that DT Xavier Kelly suffered a torn Achilles

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff National Championship-Clemson vs Louisiana State Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive tackle Xavier Kelly was carted off the field during practice earlier today. He reportedly could not put any weight on his left leg.

According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the early indication is that Kelly suffered a torn Achilles.

If Kelly did indeed suffer an Achilles injury, he will likely miss the season.

Kelly was signed as an undrafted free agent a few weeks ago. He spent three seasons at Clemson and was a member of the 2018 team that won the national championship. Overall, he had 22 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery. Prior to his senior season, he transferred to Arkansas and finished with eight total tackles and a sack.

Without Kelly, the Ravens could look to sign another defensive tackle. Only three interior defensive linemen participated in Wednesday’s practice. In addition, the Ravens elected to not draft an interior defensive lineman this year. So, there is now a slight need at the position.