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BRONSON KAUFUSI LOOKS GOOD AFTER RECOVERING FROM BROKEN ANKLE

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    August 11, 2017 7:23 PM PDT

    The Ravens have some starting jobs up for grabs on their defensive line.

    Authentic Kyle Okposo jersey,Allowing defensive end Lawrence Guy to walk in free agency and trading defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to the Philadelphia Eagles has created opportunities for young players waiting to get on the field. And those moves were an indication that the Ravens like the options they have in the bullpen.

    A candidate to move into the starting defensive end spot is last year’s third-round pick Bronson Kaufusi,adidas Patrice Bergeron jersey, who missed his entire rookie campaign because of a broken ankle suffered in training camp. Kaufusi spent the entire year rehabbing from the injury, and he has been one of the few consistent faces at the Under Armour Performance Center throughout the offseason months.

    “Bronson has been in here with the rehabbing and the training right on through, he looks good, and I can tell you,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said during the pre-draft press conference.

    Kaufusi,Authentic Patrice Bergeron jersey, 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds,Authentic Brad Marchand jersey, went down with the injury before the Ravens even had a chance to really see what he could do. The injury happened before the preseason and Kaufusi also missed most of last year’s offseason practices because of a back problem.

    The Ravens had high expectations for the BYU product when they took him with the No. 70 pick last year,adidas Kyle Okposo jersey, and the upcoming offseason program will be critical in getting him ready for his first real NFL action.

    “He looks big,adidas Brad Marchand jersey, really working on his lower half because he had the broken leg,” Harbaugh said. “But when you see him, and the trainers are doing a great job with him there, physically, you’re going to like the way he looks.”

    Kaufusi will compete with Brent Urban for the defensive end job. Authentic Jack Eichel jersey, Both players have big bodies who have the physical makeup to cause disruption in the trenches.

    Kaufusi also brings some pass-rush ability, as he totaled 11 sacks his senior year at BYU and 26.5 over his career. If the Ravens can get anywhere close to that kind of pass-rush production from Kaufusi,Authentic Tuukka Rask jersey,they’ll be thrilled.

    “[Kaufusi is] coming in and adding to us,adidas Jack Eichel jersey, and they can be a big boost for us,adidas Tuukka Rask jersey,” Harbaugh said.