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Ravens enter training camp in good health; cornerback Tavon Young is ’100%’

Even amid a pandemic that has transformed their training camp, the Ravens will start football activities Monday in good health.

In a conference call Thursday, coach John Harbaugh had positive reports on four players who suffered season-ending injuries last year. The Ravens have been limited to walk-throughs since camp opened Tuesday. Padded practices won’t start until mid-August.

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Cornerback Tavon Young, who underwent neck surgery after a training camp injury, “looks great,” Harbaugh said, and is “100%.” Harbaugh said Young, who also missed the 2017 season with a torn ACL, told him he’s “really, really excited to be back on the field.”

Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (triceps) looks “super good,” according to Harbaugh. Safety DeShon Elliott (knee) is “working hard and looks 100%.”

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The team’s biggest question is starting center Matt Skura, who tore his ACL, MCL and PCL in November. With his wife, Emma, set to give birth to the couple’s second child, Skura has been absent from the Ravens’ facility this week but is expected back Monday.

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

Rookie safety Nigel Warrior, an undrafted rookie out of Tennessee, is the only Ravens player who’s been placed on the league’s injured reserve/COVID-19 list. The designation does not mean a player has tested positive for the coronavirus; players who have been quarantined after exposure to an infected person are also eligible for the list.

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