The Ravens play the Browns for the second time this season Sunday, this time at M&T Bank Stadium, and Cleveland once more comes into the vital AFC North showdown banged up.
Unlike the primary assembly in Cleveland, the Browns (5-3) have beginning quarterback Deshaun Watson. But they gained’t have beginning proper sort out Dawand Jones (knee/shoulder) nor extensive receivers Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and David Bell (knee), with all three dominated out on Friday’s damage report.
With Jones out and fellow offensive sort out Jedrick Wills Jr. being positioned on injured reserve earlier this week, which means backup James Hudson III is about to begin in opposition to a Ravens protection that leads the NFL in sacks. Geron Christian, who signed to Cleveland’s observe squad late final month, is also thrust into the lineup. The Browns additionally listed beginning cornerback Greg Newsome II (groin) and third-string operating again Pierre Strong Jr. (hamstring) as questionable.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle), tight finish David Njoku (knee) and defensive finish Ogbo Okoronkwo (groin) all absolutely practiced Friday after being restricted a day earlier.
Baltimore (7-2), however, stays wholesome.
Cornerback Marlon Humphrey (hamstring), operating again Keaton Mitchell (hamstring), proper sort out Morgan Moses (shoulder) and cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (sickness) are all listed as questionable. However, solely Humphrey, who was not on the sphere when the workforce ended observe at its indoor facility in Owings Mills, was restricted Friday.
Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (knee) and Rashod Bateman (again), nostril sort out Michael Pierce (sickness) and security Marcus Williams (hamstring) additionally practiced absolutely Friday and didn’t have an damage designation for the sport.
Humphrey has been one of many NFL’s finest corners since lacking the primary 4 video games of the season after present process foot surgical procedure in mid-August. Mitchell, an undrafted rookie, rushed for 138 yards on 9 carries in his regular-season debut Sunday in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks after struggling a shoulder damage within the preseason.
Moses, whose streak of 134 consecutive begins resulted in Week 5, missed Sunday’s win however has been a full participant in observe all through the week. Patrick Mekari has been his substitute.
Williams has missed six video games this season, together with the previous three, however Geno Stone has been a more-than-capable fill-in with a league-leading six interceptions alongside versatile security Kyle Hamilton. Brandon Stephens, Ronald Darby and Arthur Maulet could be the Ravens’ prime corners if Humphrey can’t play.
“We’ve [played] very tough teams [and] in very physical games, and I feel like our guys have handled it very well,” coach John Harbaugh stated Friday. “We have to continue to do it, because we have this game against the Browns, which is a division game. It’s going to be a physical game. … Our job is to handle it better than our opponents do.”