Street Talk Michael McAdoo tears Achilles, has surgery

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OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Michael McAdoo tore his Achilles tendon Thursday during an organized team activity practice and underwent successful surgery Friday to repair the damage.

Given the timing and severity of the injury, McAdoo is expected to miss the entire NFL season.

McAdoo is a 6-foot-7, 245-pound pass rusher from the University of North Carolina.

He declared for the NFL supplemental draft last year following a string of eligibility issues, but went undrafted.

The Ravens signed him after the supplemental draft and he spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury.

McAdoo is regarded as a promising prospect and was expected to compete for playing time in the wake of All-Pro outside linebacker Terrell Suggs partially tearing his Achilles tendon during the NFL draft.

The Ravens have some depth at the rush outside linebacker position behind starter Paul Kruger with rookie second-round draft pick Courtney Upshaw lining up at strongside outside linebacker.

Among those competing for playing time behind Kruger: former second-round draft pick Sergio Kindle and special-teams standout Albert McClellan.


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Aaron Wilson

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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