Flacco out with back injury; Ravens may bring in Kaepernick

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Flacco out with back injury; Ravens may bring in Kaepernick
Flacco out with back injury; Ravens may bring in Kaepernick

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Joe Flacco will miss at least the first week of training camp because of a back injury.

Harbaugh said Thursday that the Ravens likely will bring in another quarterback and haven’t ruled out signing Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick played in 12 games for San Francisco last season, throwing for 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.

There is some familiarity because Kaepernick played for Harbaugh’s brother, Jim, with the San Francisco 49ers. He led them to the 2013 Super Bowl, where they lost to the Ravens.

The only other quarterbacks currently in camp are Ryan Mallett and Dustin Vaughan, a second-year player from Division II West Texas A&M.

Flacco threw for a franchise-record 4,317 yards with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2016, one year removed from season-ending knee surgery.

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FILE – In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco walks on the field during NFL football practice at the team’s practice facility, in Owings Mills, Md. Flacco is nursing a bad back. The nine-year veteran is expected to miss Baltimore’s first training camp practice, and could be sidelined much longer. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett prepares to throw to a receiver during an NFL football training camp practice in Owings Mills, Md., Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Dustin Vaughan (2) throws to wide receiver C.J. Board during an NFL football training camp practice in Owings Mills, Md., Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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