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Lawrence to remain on PUP

The Ravens announced that they have elected to keep running back Matt Lawrence on the team's physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, thus ending his season.

Lawrence played in eight games last season, but was sidelined by a knee injury that also forced him to miss training camp and the rest of the preseason.

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Lawrence was then placed on the PUP list to begin the season. After the mandatory six-week period of inactivity ended, Lawrence participated in several of the team's practices.The decision to not activate him from the PUP might suggest that the knee is still an issue. Another possibility is that activating Lawrence would have required the Ravens to release a player from their current roster, a scenario they might have preferred to avoid.

UPDATE: Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that knee proved to be more problematic than any roster concerns. "We didn't really get to the point of who we'd take off the roster just because he got in a situation where he just couldn't bend to a certain degree and load on it with any power," Harbaugh said. "So he's going to have to go back and talk to Dr. [James] Andrews and kind of go back to work on that thing. He's not where he can play."

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