The Baltimore Ravens have now released their second injury report of Week 17 ahead of their Sunday afternoon home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Thursday offering shows that five players sat out practice earlier in the day.
Not practicing for the Ravens on Thursday tight end Mark Andrews (ankle), running back Mark Ingram (calf), safety Earl Thomas (knee/hand), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (not injury related) and defensive end Chris Wormley (not injury related).
The Ravens have already indicated that Williams, Ingram and Thomas are likely to be held out of Sunday’s game against the Steelers along with quarterback Lamar Jackson and guard Marshal Yanda so that those players can rest up for the playoffs. It’s probably a good bet that Andrews will ultimately be held out of that contest as well, but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s what happens.
Limited in practice for the Ravens on Thursday were cornerback Marcus Peters (chest) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (groin). Cornerback Brandon Carr (not injury related) is listed on the Thursday injury report as practicing fully.
The Ravens will have seven inactive players on Sunday against the Steelers and it will be interesting to see if Andrews and Peters round out that list. The Ravens Week 17 game against the Steelers is meaninglessness to Baltimore because of them already having home field advantage throughout the playoffs locked up as of this past Sunday. Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start against the Steelers on Sunday and at some point during the contest be relieved by third-string quarterback Trace McSorley.