Pat Elflein doesn’t expect to be ready for Vikings OTAs

In March, there was word that Vikings center Pat Elflein was expected to take part in some portion of spring work after having surgery to repair a fractured ankle suffered in the NFC Championship Game.

But after several setbacks, the Colts think Luck will be ready to go by August. [The] timeline’s good, general manager Chris Ballard said during an appearance on PFT Live. You know, he’s actually not even throwing a football. He’s doing everything we’re asking him to do. He’s got a program specifically laid out that puts his timeline to be back at training camp.

He didn’t want to skip a step. I don’t know if he skipped a step last year, but I think he felt the pressure of coming back. Not rushing; I don’t want to say rushing. But, you know, he felt the pressure of coming back. And he couldn’t get back right. This year, whenever he sat down with me in early January he said, ‘Look, I don’t want to skip a step. I want to do this the right way. ‘ And he’s doing that. He looks the best I’ve seen him. His body’s in great shape. His arm feels really good. He’s just taking it step by step. We’re looking at training camp as our target date right now. Ballard acknowledges that folks might be skeptical given the recent past, when the Colts’ timeline for Luck didn’t match up with reality.

The Baltimore Ravens held their rookie minicamp over the weekend, and their most-talked about rookie, quarterback Lamar Jackson, was impressive coach John Harbaugh noted Jackson’s accuracy, and the Heisman Trophy winner said he’s ready to play at NFL speed, even as he crams to learn the team’s playbook.

But one person who hasn’t had anything to say about Jackson or to Jackson is Baltimore veteran Joe Flacco.

Flacco has declined media requests since the Ravens selected Jackson No.32 overall, and when Jackson was asked directly whether he’s spoken to Flacco, he said no.

The question is, however, how much are they supposed to talk?

Quarterback Lamar Jackson, the 32nd overall pick of the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s NFL draft, took part in rookie minicamp last weekend.

So the 49ers were very quiet about their interest in McGlinchey, including canceling what had been a scheduled workout with him in an effort not to make it appear to other teams that they were considering him at No. 9. General Manager John Lynch said the 49ers knew they liked McGlinchey from studying his film and didn’t think a workout or personal visit was going to change that evaluation.

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