Shown above, Brandon Williams (left) of the Ravens and Rodger Saffold (76) and Ben Jones (60) of the Titans missed Wednesday’s practice.
The Titans will travel to the northeast site where they spanked the Ravens on national television in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs last year. I’m sure the Ravens haven’t forgotten.
Here are the first injury reports out of Nashville and Baltimore for the week:
|OLB Jadeveon Clowney (Knee)||DNP|
|WR Corey Davis (Not Injury Related)||DNP|
|WR Adam Humphries (Concussion)||DNP|
|CB Adoree Jackson (Knee)||DNP|
|CB Chris Jackson (Illness)||DNP|
|C Ben Jones (Knee)||DNP|
|DL Larrell Murchison (Rib)||DNP|
|TE MyCole Pruitt (Knee)||DNP|
|G Rodger Saffold (Ankle)||DNP|
|T Dennis Kelly (Knee)||Limited|
|RB Senorise Perry (Knee)||Full|
It’s becoming common for the Titans to rest a host of guys early in the week, especially players like Clowney and Kelly, who have been nursing minor ailments all season.
Tennessee needs Ben Jones and Rodger Saffold to be healthy, so Wednesday’s additional time off should help. Although nine guys missed practice, most of them should be available for the game this weekend. We’ll know a lot more about everyone’s chances to suit up Sunday as the week progresses.
The big name to watch is obviously Adoree Jackson. Jackson has been in and out of practice the past three weeks as he works back from an unknown knee issue that has sidelined him since before the season began. Jackson was activated off Injured Reserve last Wednesday, but he hasn’t practiced since returning to the active roster.
|DE Calais Campbell (Calf)||DNP|
|DB Anthony Levine Sr. (Not Injury Related)||DNP|
|CB Jimmy Smith (Ankle)||DNP|
|DT Brandon Williams (Ankle)||DNP|
|OT Orlando Brown (Not Injury Related)||Limited|
|LB L.J. Fort (Finger)||Full|
The Ravens aren’t as banged up as the Titans, but they are suffering in a few key areas.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley broke his ankle right after signing a massive extension. Stanley has been one of the league’s better left tackles since he was drafted (a couple picks ahead of Jack Conklin), but he will likely miss the remainder of 2020 on IR.
Calais Campbell went down a couple weeks ago and hasn’t played or practiced since. Brandon Williams was injured early in last week’s game against New England. Without Campbell and Williams in the lineup, the Ravens run defense became a sieve against the Patriots ground-and-pound attack.
Williams and Campbell are expected to miss Sunday’s game.