Marquise Brown Full Steam In Team Drills
Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise "Hollywood" Brown participated in full team drills for the first time Aug. 10.
The team's first round pick is edging closer to playing in a game, perhaps as early as Aug. 15 against the Green Bay Packers.
“I don’t know. It’s up to the trainers and the docs, and we’ll see," coach John Harbaugh said when asked about Brown's availability.
Even if Brown does not play against the Packers, the Ravens are encouraged by his progress.
“I feel like I’m moving pretty good out there,” Brown said.
Brown underwent offseason recovering from Lisfranc surgery. He then spent most of this year's training camp running off to the side.
The Ravens selected Brown with the 25th overall pick and he is expected to provide a new dimension of speed to the offense. Although a bit undersized at 5-9, 166 pounds, Brown can stretch the field and is a great route runner.
Last year, he finished with 75 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Oklahoma Sooners.
“It seemed good," Harbaugh said about Brown playing in the team drills. "Yes, I was really happy with it. You never know, and the trainers kind of gauge it, and they were just telling me, ‘We’ll see how he does, how much he can handle,’ and it seemed like he handled quite a bit. He was out there in quite a few drills, and we’ll see how he responds tomorrow with that. It’s a good first step. We’re all happy to see it.”