Baltimore Ravens

Ravens' Kelechi Osemele progressing well, Pierce out until camp, Campanaro sidelined

The medical outlook for offensive guard Kelechi Osemele remains encouraging.

Osemele underwent surgery in November to repair a herniated disk in his back and ended last season on injured reserve. He's had no significant restrictions as he takes part in the offseason training program and is projected to start at left guard or could be shifted back to right tackle.


"K.O. looks good," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's been out here. He's been 100 percent in what we've been allowed to do so far. So, we have seen really no issues with him at all."

Meanwhile, backup running back Bernard Pierce remains out until training camp after undergoing rotator cuff surgery in January on his right shoulder. Harbaugh reiteratated that Pierce isn't going to practice the entire spring.


The Ravens could need Pierce to play a lot early in the season, especially if starter Ray Rice is suspended under the NFL personal-conduct policy because of a domestic violence incident at an Atlantic City casino.

"He's been allowed to move around a little bit, but we just can't risk him falling on it right now and getting a setback," Harbaugh said. "So, you're probably looking at training camp for him, which shouldn't be an issue as long as you don't get a setback."

Seventh-round wide receiver Michael Campanaro, a River Hill graduate, injured his hamstring and was unable to practice during the rookie minicamp along with fourth-round defensive end Brent Urban. Urban had ankle surgery in February. He might be cleared by late May or early June and is expected to be fully ready by training camp in July.

"We did have one injury, Michael Campanaro," Harbaugh said. "That was before we even started the minicamp. He tweaked his hamstring during the second day, so he's going to have to work that back into shape. Hopefully, he'll be back out there next week."