The Baltimore Ravens marched into the second week of the season looking to double down on their 47-3 win over the Buffalo Bills last week. It’s currently not looking good for them, as the Cincinnati Bengals are ahead by a big margin in the first half. Making it worse for the Ravens is the knee injury sustained by linebacker C.J. Mosley in the game, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Ravens’ LB CJ Mosley carted off with a knee injury. Mosley is in the last year of his contract, the fifth-year option.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2018
There’s never a good time to suffer an injury, but this one came at a particularly untimely manner for Mosley, as he is playing on the last year of his deal with the Ravens, as mentioned by Schefter.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network also adds that Mosley and the Ravens weren’t making much progress in their extension talks, so the Alabama product’s injury is likely only going to make any negotiations more difficult.
#Ravens LB C.J. Mosley, carted off, has been taken to the locker room for more evaluation for a knee injury. He is in the final year of his contract and the two sides had not been close on an extension. Something to monitor.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2018
Mosley picked up a one-year, $8.71 million option with the team last April.
Hopefully for Mosley, his injury is not serious enough to sideline him for multiple weeks.
Any absence from Mosley, who played 98.55 percent of defensive snaps against the Bills, should put a heavier workload on fellow inside linebacker, Patrick Onwuasor.
C.J. Mosley, a three-time Pro Bowler, was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has a total of 332 tackles and 8.0 sacks so far in his pro career.