The 2012 offseason for the Baltimore Ravens has already proven to be a near disaster for the Baltimore Ravens defense. NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs has already suffered a partial tear of his Achilles tendon while questions surrounding his return swirl. On Friday, the Ravens lost DL Michael McAdoo after he ruptured his Achilles tendon during participation in a Raven’s OTA.
McAdoo was thought to have an outside shot at replacing Suggs in the lineup. Even if McAdoo wasn’t moved into Sugg’s position, the Ravens are going to miss his pass rushing abilities for the 2012 season. The North Carolina product underwent surgery on Friday and is expected to miss the entire 2012 season.
Suggs has claimed that he will return to the field for the 2012 season, but even the most optimistic estimates would suggest that his return would likely be towards the end of the regular season. In addition of Suggs and McAdoo’s absence, DT Ryan McBean will start the season by serving a league imposed suspension. McBean will miss the first three games of the regular season after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The Ravens first three games are against the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.