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Ravens running back Matt Lawrence will remain on the physically unable to perform list, which means he won’t be able to play this season.
Lawrence, whose 2009 campaign was cut short due to a knee injury, returned to practice just two weeks ago after missing all of training camp.
Head Coach John Harbaugh said Lawrence’s knee was the main issue in leaving him on the PUP list.
If Lawrence was activated, the Ravens would have been forced to make a corresponding roster move, possibly releasing a player.
“We didn’t really get to the point of who you take off the roster, because he got in a situation where he couldn’t bend to a certain degree and load on it with any power,” Harbaugh said on Monday. “So, he’s going to have to go back and talk to Dr. [James] Andrews and go back to work on that thing. He’s not where he could play.”
Lawrence saw action in eight games last year, developing into a reliable special teamer with 16 special teams tackles.
The Ravens brought safety Ed Reed and linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo off the PUP list on Oct. 23.