Ravens coach John Harbaugh guaranteed that quarterback Joe Flacco would be ready to go in time for the season opener on September 10 and the quarterback has taken a step toward fulfilling that promise.
Harbaugh said Tuesday that Flacco has resumed throwing after an extended layoff due to a back issue that cropped up earlier this summer. Flacco initially said he hoped to be out of action for a week, but he has not practiced or played in any preseason games while waiting for the go-ahead to resume work.
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Flacco is not practicing with the team yet, the story said, but that should be the next step in getting ready for the Week 1 game against the Bengals. Mallett has filled in for Flacco as the starter during training camp and the preseason but has not looked great.