The Ravens have spent the offseason, training camp, preseason and first part of the regular season looking for playmakers to make an impact on offense.
They may have found somebody Sunday who can fill that role.
“He’s a playmaker for us,” wide receiver
Thompson finished the day with four catches for 50 yards, including an impressive 33-yard catch down the sidelines in the fourth quarter to set up a field goal. Thompson made the catch despite a jarring helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Jim Leonhard that was penalized for a shot at a defenseless receiver.
Thompson ended up suffering a concussion on the play, but he still held onto the football.
“He made a great play,” Smith said. “It’s unfortunate that the guy made a pretty good hit on him, but that’s football and he’ll be back soon.”
Thompson worked in a rotation with
The Ravens had big expectations this season for the former undrafted player out of Florida. He might be the fastest player on the team – he clocked a 40-yard dash at 4.29 seconds in college – and that breakaway speed gives the Ravens a valuable downfield threat.
“Deonte said that he was beating him a little bit so I knew I had good opportunity to throw the ball down the field if it presented itself,” Flacco said.
Thompson is now dealing with another injury and his return is uncertain. He has to go through the official NFL concussion protocol before returning to the field, and the severity of his concussion was not announced Sunday.
Head Coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to address the media around 4:15 p.m. Monday, which is typically when he provides further injury updates. Fans can watch a live stream of the press conference today on the website homepage and by using the mobile app.