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Bronson Kaufusi Out Till Training Camp, Joe Flacco Running


Head Coach John Harbaugh was very pleased with the team's attendance for Tuesday's Organized Team Activities (OTAs) practice, which was more than 80 of the 90-man roster.

Running backs Trent Richardson (hamstring) and Kenneth Dixon (hamstring) both returned to the field after missing the first week of OTAs.

However, third-round rookie defensive end Bronson Kaufusi is still sidelined by a back injury, and won't be coming back anytime soon.

Kaufusi will be out until training camp, meaning he will miss the rest of OTAs and all of minicamp. The BYU product injured his back on the first day of rookie minicamp.

"He wrenched his back, for lack of a better term," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "He will definitely be back for training camp. He will be training hard here between now and then."

Kaufusi's injury means third-year defensive end Brent Urban has had a lot of snaps so far this summer. Urban missed much of his first two seasons due to injuries.

In more positive news, quarterback Joe Flacco continues to make good progress in his recovery from ACL surgery. Harbaugh said he continues to be ahead of schedule.

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

Harbaugh saw Flacco running recently at the Under Armour Performance Center. Injured players were still allowed to report to the team facility last week despite the NFL's punishment, so Flacco continued his rehab.

"I was like, 'Man, you're running!'" Harbaugh said. "He was running more than I thought."

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