With Ed Reed and Lardarius Webb grabbing most of the PUP-related attention this training camp, linebacker/special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo has kind of crept under the radar.
Ayanbadejo tore his quadriceps tendon in the Ravens' Week 4 loss to the Patriots last year, and has been rehabbing for the last 10 months. The process has gone a little slower than he would have hoped, but Ayanbadejo says that he's made some strides recently.
"Yeah, it's doing good," Ayanbadejo said. "I just went to Arizona and had a procedure done. I missed the last couple of days. I'm supposed to be off of it for a week or so. It feels better now than it has ever felt before.
"You do plasma injections, a common thing. They enriched it with some amino acids to help build and heal tissues. It's a good procedure. I feel good."
The only question now is when Ayanbadejo will be able to return to the practice fields. That's a question to which the eighth-year pro doesn't yet have an answer.
"It's going to be ready when it's ready," Ayanbadejo said. "Coach [John] Harbaugh wants me ready before the first game and I want to be ready tomorrow. I want to be ready yesterday, but it's going to be ready when it's ready. I can't put a timetable on it. I don't know if it's one, two, three or fourth game."