OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will soon return to practice, but he won't play in a game before Baltimore opens the regular season on Sept. 10 at Cincinnati.
The Ravens announced Friday that Flacco's progress from a back injury is ''good,'' and that he will begin practicing in the preseason. The 10-year pro has not taken a snap at training camp.
Meanwhile, the Ravens say offensive lineman Alex Lewis will miss the 2017 season with a shoulder injury. He will undergo surgery next week.
Lewis played in 10 games last season. He missed one week with a concussion and was sidelined for five weeks with an ankle injury.
Also on Friday, the Ravens revealed that rookie Tim White will have season-ending surgery on his thumb. White, a rookie free agent out of Arizona State, scored a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Redskins.
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