Ravens exterior linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul will make his season debut Sunday in Baltimore – however left sort out Ronnie Stanley received’t.
Stanley was not activated for the Week 4 recreation in opposition to the Buffalo Bills, additional delaying his return from two vital 2021 accidents. Stanley underwent his second straight season-ending ankle damage final 12 months after showing in only one recreation, in addition to a “major” lower-body operation that he declined to specify Thursday.
Pierre-Paul, who was signed Monday, will assist a pass-rush group thinned by accidents. Starting exterior linebacker Justin Houston is inactive after lacking the week of apply with a groin damage he suffered in final Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots.
With Stanley inactive, rookie sort out Daniel Faalele is anticipated to make his first profession NFL begin at a largely unfamiliar place. A proper sort out at Minnesota, Faalele struggled early in opposition to New England after changing Patrick Mekari, who left with an ankle damage. Mekari additionally received’t play Sunday.
Stanley practiced absolutely on Wednesday for the primary time this season and practiced with out limitations once more on Thursday. Afterward, he mentioned he felt “really good” and indicated that he might make his season debut Sunday. Stanley missed Friday’s apply due to what the damage report mentioned was an ankle damage and relaxation.
“It’s a priority to go out there and be at his best when he comes back,” coach John Harbaugh mentioned Wednesday. “At the same time, he’s going to have to jump in at some point, so it could be this week. We’ll just have to see.”
Joining Stanley, Houston and Mekari on the inactive checklist are working again Kenyan Drake and cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis, each wholesome scratches.
For the Bills, defensive linemen Ed Oliver (ankle) and Jordan Phillips (hamstring) are inactive, in addition to rookie cornerback Christian Benford (hand), a former Randallstown standout.