John Harbaugh says Marquise Brown's hamstring injury 'turned out worse' than Ravens originally thought

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will be out for a little while longer. Brown suffered a hamstring injury last week and has yet to return to Ravens practice. On Monday, coach John Harbaugh indicated that it won’t be the last one he misses during training camp. 

“He’s still got an issue with his hamstring,” Harbaugh said. “It turned out it’s worse than what they told me it was going to be. He’s out until he’s back.”

Brown is headed into his third NFL season and coming off something of a disappointing sophomore campaign. He caught 58 passes for 769 yards and eight touchdowns, but saw his catch rate drop below 60% as he and Lamar Jackson struggled to get on the same page on deep passes for much of the year. 

The Ravens brought in Sammy Watkins from the Chiefs and drafted Rashod Bateman in the first round in order to give Brown some help on the outside and diversify the passing game. Watkins has reportedly impressed during camp, but Bateman, like Brown, is now dealing with an injury. Harbaugh said that Bateman experienced some muscle tightness, adding, “hopefully, it’s not serious.”

The Ravens have also been without Jackson during camp as the quarterback tested positive for COVID-19. It is not yet known when Jackson will return to camp, or in what condition he will be when he does. It’s safe to say that this is not the start the Ravens were hoping for from their offense during training camp. 

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