The Ravens’ injuries at cornerback continue to be a concern, but there is some good news for the unit.
Cornerback Cheap Jimmy Smith Jersey (rib/shoulder) did not practice Wednesday after leaving Monday night’s game in Cleveland early. Smith had already missed the game the week prior against Dallas because of a groin injury.
Head Coach John Harbaugh said Smith, who has a lengthy injury history, is frustrated by the various ailments this season in what has otherwise been a superb year for the veteran.
“He wants to play. He’s really been pushing himself back on the field every time, and it just seems like he just keeps coming up with these things,” Harbaugh said. “Sometimes you have to be patient through these things, just be patient, keep fighting through them, and good things happen.”
Cornerbacks Cheap Marcus Peters Jersey (calf) and Davontae Harris (ankle) also did not practice after getting banged up against the Browns. Peters went off for a couple plays before returning to the game.
Cheap J.K. Dobbins Jersey has become the Ravens’ lead back over the past several weeks, but he’s not focusing on volume.
Dobbins has gotten at least 11 carries in five of his last six games, after not getting more than nine carries in any of his first six games.
The talented rookie running back has responded to his expanded role, and he had another strong game against the Cheap Cleveland Browns Jerseys with 13 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown. Dobbins flattened Browns safety Cheap Andrew Sendejo Jersey on a key two-point conversion late in the game.
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There has been plenty of discussion all season about the best way to divide carries among Dobbins, Cheap Gus Edwards Jersey, Mark Ingram II and Cheap Justice Hill Jersey. Dobbins is like any running back, he wants the ball as much as possible. But his focus is helping Ravens win, regardless of how many touches he gets.
“It’s the coach’s decision to give me the ball, and it’s my job whenever I get the ball, I do what I need to do with it,” Dobbins said. “Of course I would like to have more carries and all, but that’s normal. I want to win the game. One carry, two carries, 80 carries, 50 carries, let’s win this game. I don’t care about all that other stuff. That’s what I’m here for.”
No matter who many carries Dobbins’ gets, he vows to be ready. He hasn’t hit the so-called rookie wall, and seems skeptical that such a thing even exists – at least for him. Dobbins is used to long high school seasons growing up in Texas and long college seasons at Ohio State. To him, the length of an NFL season doesn’t feel much different.
“At Ohio State, I at least played 14 games a year,” Dobbins said. “In high school (in) Texas, we have 16 weeks to go to the state championship. I’ve always played long seasons. I don’t feel like I’m hitting the rookie wall. My body feels fine. I take care of my body. It hasn’t hit me yet, I don’t think. Does it look like it in my play? I don’t know what the rookie wall is, so y’all have to let me know.”
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Cheap Lamar Jackson Jersey keeps the faith in his close friend Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, even during games when the wide receiver is struggling. That was evident Monday night, when Jackson went to Brown for a crucial 44-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter after Brown had dropped three passes earlier.
It was the third straight game in which Brown has caught a touchdown pass, and he leads the team in receiving yards (605) and is tied for the team lead with Cheap Mark Andrews Jersey in catches (43).
Brown entered the league in 2019 regarded as one of the most sure-handed wide receivers in the draft, which factored into Baltimore’s decision to make him a first-round pick. In big spots, Jackson remains very confident in Brown.
“We just have hiccups sometimes,” Jackson said. “We’re human at the end of the day. He caught that touchdown for us and helped us seal that game. Some people probably wouldn’t have went back to him. I don’t know why, because he’s been making tremendous catches for us all season. Just like the one last week against Dallas when he made that tremendous catch. He didn’t have any drops that game.
“I wouldn’t change my
The positives are that veteran cornerback Cheap Tramon Williams Jersey (thigh) was a limited practice participant and cornerback Cheap Terrell Bonds Jersey returned to practice, as he was designated for return from injured reserve. Bonds has not yet been officially placed on the 53-man roster.
Bonds was placed on IR on Nov. 17 with a knee injury. Before that, he had played in four games, including a whopping 87 percent of the defensive snaps in the Ravens’ win over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Ravens do have more depth now to handle Smith’s injury. Anthony Averett returned to practice last week but was inactive for the game because the Ravens went “heavy” to have more fortification against the Browns’ strong rushing attack. Injuries piled up at cornerback, however, forcing safety/linebacker Cheap Anthony Levine Jersey. to have to step in at cornerback at one point.
Like the Browns, the Jaguars are also a heavy run team, Harbaugh noted.
Defensive end Cheap Calais Campbell Jersey (calf) and linebacker Cheap Kristian Welch Jersey (foot) also did not practice Wednesday. Campbell acknowledged Wednesday that he is not 100 percent after suffering a calf injury midway through the season, but he’s played the past two weeks and said he’s getting better.
“This game right here, I would love to be at even better than I was last week,” Campbell said. “So, just keep making progress as the week goes along.”
Tight end Luke Willson (hip) and Levine (abdomen) were limited. Defensive tackle Broderick Washington (concussion) practiced fully.
For the Jaguars, running back James Robinson (knee), safety Josh Jones (shoulder), cornerbacks Sidney Jones IV (Achilles) and Greg Mabin (hamstring), and defensive end Adam Gotsis (hip) were limited.