Michael McAdoo tears Achilles tendon, expected to miss 2012 season


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Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Michael McAdoo tore his Achilles tendon during an organized team activity Thursday and had surgery on Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times.

McAdoo, 21, was trying to come back from a knee injury that cost him last season, but now he’s likely to miss his second consecutive season.

The 6-foot-7, 245-pound McAdoo had a knack for getting to the quarterback while playing for the University of North Carolina in 2009. In 2010, however, McAdoo didn’t play in a single game because of an NCAA suspension.

After going undrafted in the NFL supplemental draft last year, the Ravens signed McAdoo as a free agent.

McAdoo played in one preseason game last season, recording a sack and a forced fumble.

McAdoo is a talented prospect and was among several expected to compete for playing time in the wake of Terrell Suggs partially tearing his Achilles tendon during the NFL draft.

Fortunately, the Ravens have depth at outside linebacker.

With Paul Kruger and second-round draft choice Courtney Upshaw penciled in to start at rush linebacker and strongside linebacker — respectively — former second-round draft selection Sergio Kindle and special teams standout Albert McClellan are expected to compete for playing time behind those two.