Ravens CB Tavon Young Done For The Year

The Ravens picked up a big win over the Texans to move to 2-0 Sunday, but they’ll be without a big piece of their defense moving forward. Cornerback Tavon Young will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, head coach John Harbaugh announced after the game. 

This will be the second year in a row that Young is on the shelf, as the Temple product missed all of last season with a neck injury. He also missed the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL, so his injury history is now pretty extensive. He started 11 games as a rookie in 2016, then played a big role in 2018 again while making six starts.

His contributions as the team’s slot corner earned him a three-year, $25.8MM extension in February of 2019. He’ll now have played just two games since that deal, which runs through the 2022 season.

Young played a big role in Baltimore’s opener, playing around half of the defensive snaps against Houston. Depending on the severity of the latest injury, it’s fair to wonder whether the Ravens will count on him to be in their plans in 2021 and beyond.

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  1. mgrap84

    That’s Clark…. And i think we need to just give up on Young. That’s 2 years in a row he misses the whole year

  2. Ed "The Mythical One"

    Paying big money to injury prone athletes. Hardly makes any sense does it? At least in football contracts aren’t fully guaranteed so you can cut a person any time you like during that contract and the only part they are owed is the bonus…of course there are cap penalties involved. But, not like baseball where you sign a guy like Chris Davis to a 7 year 130 mil contract and have him be utter garbage in year one and have to keep him simply because you still owe him all that money no matter how bad he is. Even if he were to get injured on day one and never play another game of baseball his entire life, they still owe him all that money.

    Insanity.

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