Head coach John Harbaugh said today that the team will be cautious with its injured players to begin training camp, and will likely put cornerbacks Fabian Washington and Lardarius Webb on the Physically Unable to Perform list when practices start tomorrow.
"We'll keep them on PUP until they're ready to practice in such a way that they can protect themselves and compete and be ready to go," Harbaugh said.
There are two versions of PUP, active (which players are placed on at the start of camp and can be pulled off at any point) and reserve (which requires players to miss the first six weeks of the regular season).
Washington said earlier today that he hopes that he won't need to start camp on active PUP, but that even if he does, he doesn't think he'll miss much time.
Webb seemed less confident of his outlook.
"My hope is to do as much as I possibly can and work back fast as possible but patient," Webb said. "So I'm just waiting to see."
Asked how the knee was feeling, Webb replied simply, "It's feeling fine."
What about the possibility of going on reserve PUP?
"We're going to see how everything happens," the second-year corner said. "We've got a whole month ahead of us, and I guess ya'll can see how everything goes."
Harbaugh said the team will be prepared in case both guys need to sit out for a while.
"We're probably bringing more corners into this camp than we have any camp since we've been here because of that," Harbaugh said. "We'll know more about their situations after we get the physicals today. All indications are positive...but until you get them out there practicing, changing directions, competing, you're not really going to know for sure. That's why we've signed some extra corners.
"I think we're in pretty good shape at corner and we'll see how it shakes out."