OWINGS MILLS, Md. — 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.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Kaufusi was the 70th overall pick in the draft.

SEAHAWKS: Two Seattle players went down with injuries within minutes of each other during practice.

Fullback/tight end Brandon Cottom was the first to go down without contact during one-on-one receiving drills.

As the team brought a cart onto the field to attend to Cottom, tight end Ronnie Shields fell to the turf about 20 yards away.

Cottom’s injury appeared to be to his left leg while Shields grabbed at his right ankle. Cottom was competing for Seattle’s fullback job.

Coach Pete Carroll said after practice that he believed both injuries were Achilles issues, though he was still waiting for confirmation on both.

PANTHERS: Carolina made history by holding a joint practice with a high school football team.

The Spartanburg High School Vikings went through warmups, and had a chance to interact with Carolina’s coaches and players at Wofford College before breaking off and doing their own work on an adjacent field.

Panthers director of community relations Riley Fields said the organization wanted to celebrate the NFL’s Play 60 initiative by doing something special and unique, but needed to clear everything with the NFL, the NCAA and state high school officials before the project initiative was granted.

BILLS: Outside linebacker Manny Lawson said he expects to return in time for the start of the regular season from a partially torn pectoral muscle.