- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens rookie defensive end Bronson Kaufusi will miss the 2016 season after breaking his left ankle during practice Thursday.

The injury occurred when another player fell on Kaufusi’s leg during a non-live drill. Kaufusi could not put any weight on the leg and left the field on a cart midway through the practice.

Kaufusi, a third-round pick out of Brigham Young, was competing with veterans Lawrence Guy and Brent Urban for playing time at defensive end after Chris Canty was released in the offseason.

Coach John Harbaugh says Kaufusi was “playing well, but he’s only going to be better next year.”

Harbaugh said he expects Kaufusi to benefit from working in the weight room and with the conditioning coaches.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Kaufusi was the 70th overall pick in the draft. He played in 50 games at BYU, starting 37, and finished with 26½ sacks.

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