Campanaro slowed by hamstring injury

Campanaro slowed by hamstring injury
June 3, 2014, 11:00 am
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Michael Campanaro (3) in the second quarter of a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium.

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The Ravens traded back into the draft to grab local receiver Michael Campanaro, but they have yet to get a really good look at the receiver prospect, who has been sidelined by a pulled hamstring through the early OTA workouts.

As the Ravens begin their second week of voluntary OTA activities this week, the Ravens will be hoping that Campanaro can finally hit the ground running.

Speaking after an OTA workout last week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh called Campanaro's injury "really disappointing."

"He's working hard to get back," Harbaugh added. "Hopefully he'll be back ... as soon as possible. I'm on him pretty hard about it. Local boy -- he needs to be out there."

Indeed, Campanaro finds himself battling a half-dozen other receivers for the final roster spot or two.

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Torrey Smith, Steve Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown should all be locks to make the team. If the Ravens keep six receivers, that would leave Campanaro in a battle with Deonte Thompson, Aaron Mellette, LaQuan Williams and several undrafted players for the final two spots. And if the Ravens keep just five receivers, the margin is even slimmer.

The Ravens obviously liked Campanaro -- a Wake Forest product who attended River Hill High School in Howard County -- enough to trade back into the draft to get him in the seventh round, giving up a sixth-round pick in next year's draft.

Now it's up to Campanaro, a 5-10, 191-pound possession receiver and potential return man, to get healthy and show that he belongs.