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Ravens place Matt Skura on active PUP list; center can still return to training camp

The Ravens have placed Matt Skura on the active physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Sunday, delaying the center’s return to the field.

The Ravens will start football activities Monday at training camp, and padded practices are scheduled to start in two weeks. Skura, who suffered a serious season-ending knee injury last season, cannot practice until cleared by the team’s athletic training staff.

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Coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that he was “optimistic” about Skura’s chances of returning to camp.

“I’m hearing great things,” he said. “That’s a big plus for us if he can do it, but we’ll be careful. We’ll see how he looks and how he feels. A lot of it will be up to Matt, too, but he knows himself really well and I know he’s worked really hard to be ready.”

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If Skura, who impressed last season and is entering the final year of his rookie deal, isn’t cleared to play before the start of the season, the Ravens can place him on the reserve/PUP list, which would sideline him for at least the season’s first six weeks.

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