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Joe Flacco | Quarterback | #5

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Delaware
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / BAL
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Mike Wallace sounded optimistic and confident Joe Flacco (back) will be able to practice before Week 1.
Flacco has already been ruled out for practice all of next week. "Joe is a vet. He has been 10 years in the game," Wallace said. "He has won Super Bowls, he has been in every situation. He might need to knock a little rust off, but hopefully we can knock that out in those days of practice before Week 1. ... He will be fine." Flacco remains a better than 50:50 bet to be ready for Week 1, but there's no telling what effects his back injury will have on his performance and/or going-forward durability. Aug 20 - 2:31 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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The Ravens have already said Joe Flacco (back) will remain sidelined through next week.

Initially, Flacco wrote the back issue off as a day-to-day thing, but he's been sidelined for a month with no return in sight. All the Ravens have said is that Flacco won't play this preseason and is expected to be ready for the opener. Ryan Mallett has been beyond dreadful through two preseason starts, no matter what lies coach John Harbaugh tries to tell everyone. The Ravens need to stop messing around and find a real backup quarterback.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 9:51 AM

Joe Flacco (back) will not play in the preseason but is expected to start Week 1 against the Bengals.

Flacco received good news after having his back reexamined. He'll miss the Ravens' preseason slate as a precaution but should resume practicing at some point during camp and expects to be a go for Week 1. Flacco's improvement should come as a huge relief to Baltimore's pass-catching corps including Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Danny Woodhead.
Aug 11 - 4:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports a second opinion on Joe Flacco's back injury confirmed the ailment is "minor."

"He's gradually being ramped up," La Canfora added. The Ravens initially believed they caught Flacco's injury at a good time to where they could monitor his back and make sure to apply necessary limitations. It would be a surprise if we saw much Flacco this preseason, but he remains on track for Week 1.
Aug 4 - 3:55 PM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk that Joe Flacco's (back) health is trending in the right direction.

It echoes comments coach John Harbaugh made Tuesday. Harbaugh expects Flacco to get reps in the preseason. Flacco is week to week, with the goal likely being he's ready for the third preseason game.
Aug 1 - 6:15 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects Joe Flacco (back) to return soon.

Harbaugh said he definitely expects Flacco to get some reps in the preseason, suggesting the team is not at all worried about his Week 1 status. The fact the Ravens have yet to bring in a real option to compete with Ryan Mallett for the backup job also suggests they are not too terribly concerned about Flacco's injury. That said, Harbaugh added the team is still looking into signing Colin Kaepernick.
Aug 1 - 12:05 PM

Joe Flacco said his back injury isn't a disk issue; he's just dealing with some "stiffness" and hopes to miss only a week of practice.

He said there's no reason to believe he won't be out there well before Week 1. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport came out of the gates hot saying Flacco would miss 3-6 weeks, but every report and statement since then has characterized the injury as minor. It sounds like Flacco tweaked his back while lifting weights. Ryan Mallett will handle first-team reps for as long as Flacco is sidelined.
Jul 28 - 11:42 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports "no one" with the Ravens seems "overly concerned" with Joe Flacco's back injury.

Some reports have had Flacco bracing for a 3-6 week absence, but the team is saying Flacco may only need one "rest" week before he begins practicing. La Canfora has heard the latter, and reports Flacco's Wednesday MRI "looked clean," and the Ravens "seem confident" Flacco's back discomfort will "dissipate in short order." Per La Canfora, the Ravens think they "caught this early."
Jul 26 - 10:43 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are only committing to "a week of rest" for the disk injury in Joe Flacco's back.

Beat writer Jeff Zrebiec reports Flacco has experienced back discomfort "for a little while," prompting doctors to "take a look" on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Flacco's back injury occurred while he was lifting. Either way, the Ravens are hoping a full week of rest will "calm the symptoms down." Zrebiec also called reports Flacco is bracing to miss 3-6 weeks "a longer absence than I've been told." This remains a huge concern for the Ravens.
Jul 26 - 9:15 PM

Joe Flacco is expected to miss the first 3-6 weeks of training camp with a disk injury in his back.

It's a wide timeline, but the negative end of the estimate would jeopardize Flacco's availability for Week 1. Per NFL Network, Flacco will be out "at least a week or two." The Ravens' season opener is September 10 at Cincinnati, just over six weeks from now. Downgrading from Flacco to Ryan Mallett for any amount of time would deal Baltimore's offense a mammoth blow.
Jul 26 - 9:02 PM

Joe Flacco is dealing with back soreness.

Flacco avoided the PUP list, but could be limited early in training camp. Ryan Mallett will see more first-team reps until Flacco recovers.
Jul 26 - 7:24 PM

Ravens S Eric Weddle says Joe Flacco has looked good early in the offseason program.

Flacco was recovering from knee surgery this time last year, and while the injury did not force him to miss any games, he did post some of the worst efficiency numbers of his career. Now healthy, Weddle expects Flacco to be "10 times better," and Flacco thinks getting in work this early in the offseason will give him "a better foundation." Hopefully, it will also allow him to be more aggressive and push the ball down the field.
Source: ESPN
Apr 20 - 9:00 AM

Joe Flacco said he is happy the Ravens retained OC Marty Mornhinweg.

Flacco said the offense was too "conservative" in November, but it does not sound like he puts all of the blame at Mornhinweg's feet. "I think the other thing you have to realize is that a lot of what we’ve been doing isn’t necessarily his offense," Flacco said. "I think this offseason will be a big point for him to get a lot of the stuff that he’s comfortable running. He and I can work through that stuff together. I think that’s the biggest thing." The Ravens need to improve the running game and find playmakers which allow them to be more aggressive in the passing game, but Flacco also needs to play better for the offense to take a step forward.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 12:44 PM

Speaking about Joe Flacco on Tuesday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said "we need more out of Joe."

"I think Joe would agree with that," Bisciotti helpfully added. Coming back from a torn ACL, Flacco actually threw for a career-high 4,317 yards in 2016, but only because he was forced to dial up an absurd 672 attempts. That's not Ravens football. Flacco struggled mightily to make big plays, and averaged a woeful 6.42 yards per attempt. The first year back from a torn ACL can be tough for a quarterback — even Tom Brady wasn't quite himself in 2009 — but days shy of his 32nd birthday, Flacco will be on the spot to be better next season.
Jan 10 - 1:48 PM

Joe Flacco completed 32-of-49 passes for 267 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Ravens' Week 17 loss to the Bengals.

It was a performance typical of Flacco's throughout his return-from-ACL campaign, averaging a low yards per attempt and failing to make big plays. Flacco's age-31 season ends with a 20:15 TD-to-INT ratio. The Ravens oddly utilized a short-based timing-and-rhythm passing game, rarely challenging deep. Flacco will return as a low-end QB2 in 2017. After firing OC Marc Trestman during the year, the Ravens are also expected to fire interim OC Marty Mornhinweg, forcing Flacco to learn yet another offensive system.
Jan 1 - 4:10 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Thad Lewis
4Josh Woodrum
RB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3Buck Allen
4Bobby Rainey
5Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Terrance West
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Terrance West
FB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Ricky Ortiz
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Michael Campanaro
3Keenan Reynolds
4Chris Matthews
5Quincy Adeboyejo
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Vince Mayle
5Griff Whalen
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
4Larry Donnell
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Stephane Nembot
3Roubbens Joseph
LG1Ryan Jensen
2Jarell Broxton
3Maurquice Shakir
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Brandon Kublanow
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
3Jarrod Pughsley
RT1Austin Howard
2James Hurst
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker