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Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Marquise Brown has ‘a ways to go’

Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown returned to the practice field last week, but coach John Harbaugh still thinks he still has a ways to go. On Monday, the Ravens and Eagles had a joint practice, which meant Brown was working against a different teams defense for the first time.

Harbaugh thinks it’s a good first step for Brown, but thinks he still has a long ways to go to get accustomed to life in the NFL.

“He basically practiced for the first time in a more aggressive setting, so I saw a guy that was practicing for the first time,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “He just needs to get accustomed to it. It’s all new for him — the speed of it, the thinking, the lining up, running the right route. He has a ways to go with all of that. I’m confident he’ll get there, and we’ll know what to do to use him, how to use him early in the season. But it’s just great work for him.”

Brown went through offseason surgery on his foot and it has really put him behind the rest of his teammates and some of the other rookies in the league.

Adjusting to the league can be tough and missing out on all of the offseason training and some of training camp really can hurt progress.

The hope is that Brown can still be ready for Week 1 of the regular season and that he can be a key part of the offense this upcoming season.