After back-to-back summers during which the Ravens managed to sign their first-round draft picks before the start of training camp, it appears that 6-foot-4, 312-pound offensive tackle Michael Oher won't be reporting to camp Monday.
The 23rd overall pick in April's draft, Oher has stated that he would prefer to be in camp on time as he is penciled in to start at right tackle. But only four of 32 first-round picks have signed, which has slightly complicated matters in terms of slotting Oher's contract between those of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (No. 22) and Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry (No. 24).
"I know he wants to be here. He's said that many times," coach John Harbaugh said. "Ozzie wants him to be here, his agent wants him to be here. Not too many first-round picks have signed just yet, so a lot of that kind of hinges on how all of that slots out. The agent wants to make sure that he does the right thing by Michael and we want to make sure that we do the right thing by Michael, too. We want to get the best contract we can and as soon as we can. It should happen really soon."
The only first-round picks to have agreed to terms are Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (No. 1), New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (No. 5), Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (No. 21) and Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Evander Hood (No. 32).