The Baltimore Ravens are expecting a lot out of rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw. It's not the greatest sign in the world that he didn't pass his conditioning test to start training camp on his first try.
It's also not too big a deal. He passed it on his second try.
Upshaw briefly was placed on the camp/PUP list Monday, but we weren't sure why. He let us know via Twitter.
Yes I missed 1st walk through because of condition test but went back and passed it the same day to make it to the 1st practice Yesterday!!!â Courtney Upshaw (@334Upshaw41) July 24, 2012
While Paul Kruger is expected to take Terrell Suggs' spot on the field, Upshaw lightly is penciled in to a starting job in Baltimore. Stories like this are a reminder that you never know what you are going to get with rookies. They have to prove on the field they can do it at this level.