The Ravens secondary will be shorthanded Sunday when they take on the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium.
Veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb is a surprise inactive for Sunday's contest, leaving the Ravens with just three healthy cornerbacks. Webb, who has been hindered by a back injury since training camp, was not listed on the practice report all week, indicating that he was a full participant.
Webb made his regular season debut last week against Cleveland, but he played just four snaps before getting pulled from the contest. With Webb out again, the Ravens will have Jimmy Smith, Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown at cornerback.
The other inactives Sunday are left tackle Eugene Monroe, wide receiver Michael Campanaro, inside linebacker Arthur Brown, offensive guard John Urschel, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and defensive end Lawrence Guy. None of the Ravens' other scratches were big surprises, as Monroe (knee) and Jernigan (knee) were both already ruled out against Carolina.
The good news for the Ravens is that outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (thigh) and defensive end Chris Canty (knee) are both active and expected to start. Canty missed the entire week of practice and was questionable for Sunday, and Suggs also missed two days of practice. Having them available Sunday is big for the defense, especially with the secondary hobbled.
Offensively, undrafted rookie James Hurst is expected to start at left tackle in Monroe's place. Starting running back Bernard Pierce will also return to the lineup after missing last week's game with a thigh injury.
The Panthers are also nursing some injuries, as they will be without running back Jonathan Stewart. Fellow veteran running back DeAngelo Williams will return to the lineup after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. The other inactives for Carolina are quarterback Joe Webb, running back Fozzy Whitaker, safety Tre Boston, linebacker Thomas Davis, offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and tight end Garry Williams.