With negotiations over his rookie contract still ongoing, Ravens rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo did not report for training camp Tuesday.
Ojabo’s recovery from a torn Achilles tendon was expected to delay his NFL debut until well into his rookie year. But his holdout means he’ll have to rehabilitate away from the team facility until a deal is signed.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Ojabo remained the only pick from April’s NFL draft to remain unsigned. Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III, a second-round pick like Ojabo, and Seahawks cornerback Coby Bryant (fourth round) both completed their deals ahead of the start of training camp. As the No. 45 overall pick, Ojabo is slotted to make about $7.9 million over his four-year rookie contract, but contract disputes can drag out over the structure and size of their guaranteed money.
Ojabo was considered a first-round talent before he tore his Achilles tendon at Michigan’s pro day in March. In his breakout 2021 season with the Wolverines, he had 11 sacks and five forced fumbles in 14 games.