Ravens rookie LB David Ojabo stays unsigned, holding out of coaching camp

The Baltimore Ravens already knew they’d be with out second-round go rusher David Ojabo for a while, as he is recovering from an Achilles damage he suffered this winter.

However now they’re coping with a unique kind of absence from their rookie.

Ojabo is unsigned and holding out for the beginning of Ravens coaching camp, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on Good Morning Soccer. The Michigan product stays the lone decide of the 2022 NFL Draft but to signal their rookie contract.

“From my understanding, the argument is concerning the third-year assure,” Rapoport stated. “Should you have a look at the distribution of the place gamers are and the way a lot is assured within the third 12 months, the Houston Texans absolutely assured the third 12 months of their second-round decide (defensive again Jalen Pitre), which has induced everybody to enter flux a bit.”

The absolutely assured third 12 months for Pitre was thought of an uncommon measure, one thing that has thrown a wrench into what lately has been a fairly clean set of negotiations for rookie contracts.

“It is principally an argument of, how near 50 % do the edges get so far as the third-year assure? It is not a lot; it is a small argument,” Rapoport stated. “The 2 sides try to separate the distinction. They’ve simply not but come to an settlement.”

Usually, rookie holdouts — particularly nowadays — trigger some panic amongst coaches and followers. With Ojabo nonetheless recovering from a significant damage, this holdout has a unique really feel. In any case, he cannot follow, so the extent of concern is not as excessive as it might be with a wholesome participant.

“(The damage is) not completely consequential,” Rapoport added. “They’re arguing over the assure, and that is type of what all of that is about.”

However the Ravens cannot make any transactional strikes with Ojabo till he is signed. As soon as he does, Ojabo possible will probably be positioned on the crew’s non-football damage listing as a result of the Achilles tear he suffered occurred previous to his getting into the league, at Michigan’s professional day.

The Nigerian-born Ojabo was the forty fifth general decide this spring. He had a breakout season for the playoff-bound Wolverines in 2021, gathering 11 sacks and 5 compelled fumbles after barely seeing the sphere the season prior.