Aaron Ross has torn Achilles tendon

Updated: July 24, 2014, 2:40 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens lost Aaron Ross for the season after the veteran cornerback tore his Achilles tendon while taking the conditioning drill Thursday.

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AP PhotoAaron Ross, who signed with the Ravens this offseason, suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Thursday.

Ross, 31, who had played six of his seven NFL seasons for the New York Giants, was expected to compete for the Ravens' third cornerback spot. He was signed last month after trying out at minicamp.

Last season, Ross was placed on injured reserve after four games because of a back injury.

"That's a tough break for him," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh said there is no urgency to sign another free-agent cornerback. The Ravens' top backups include Chykie Brown, Asa Jackson and Dominique Franks, who was placed on the non-football injury list after failing the conditioning test.

"We have good players at corner. The guys are competing," Harbaugh said. "I expect a third corner from one of the guys who are already here. But if there is somebody out there who can bolster the competition, we'll bring them in."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



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