The Ravens begin their three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. They will also learn the long-term prognosis for wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who is scheduled for knee surgery Tuesday.
Here are five storylines to watch heading into minicamp:
1. The status of left tackle Eugene Monroe.
Monroe tweeted last week that he was cleared to play following shoulder surgery, but he had not participated in OTA’s.
If Monroe takes the field, will he be the starting left tackle, or will rookie Ronnie Stanley continue to work exclusively at left tackle?
Does Monroe still figure into the Ravens’ plans for 2016, or is he destined to move on after missing 17 regular season or playoff games over the last two seasons?
2. The wide receivers.
With Perriman, Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles), and Michael Campanaro (calf) on the shelf, there are opportunities for wide receivers to step forward, just like Kamar Aiken did last season.
Mike Wallace, Jeremy Butler, Chris Matthews, and rookies Chris Moore and Keenan Reynolds are among those will get extra reps that they need to take advantage of.
3. The cornerbacks.
Top corner Jimmy Smith is not expected on the field at minicamp, after recently having screws removed from his foot. The starting job opposite Smith and the nickel cornerback position are both up for grabs.
The performance of Shareece Wright, Kyle Arrington, Jerraud Powers, and other corners will be an early indicator of whether the Ravens’ pass coverage will be more consistent.
4. The void at left guard due to Kelechi Osemele’s departure.
John Urschel could move into a starting role at left guard this season, but Ryan Jensen and rookie Alex Lewis could both challenge.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he would play the five best guys on the offensive line.
Osemele signing with the Raiders leaves at least one opening up for grabs.
5. The depth chart at Inside linebacker.
Who will start next to inside linebacker C. J. Mosley remains very much undecided.
Three-year starter Daryl Smith is now with the Buccaneers. Will Zach Orr, Arthur Brown, or rookie Kamalei Correa be the answer?
If none of them look ready this summer, the Ravens may consider signing a veteran to shore up that spot.