Eugene Monroe, Kelechi Osemele Both Out vs. Browns


The Ravens will have a makeshift offensive line on the field again for the Monday Night Football matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) are both inactive. That leaves the Ravens without three of their five starters along the line, as center Jeremy Zuttah (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve before last week's game.

James Hurst is expected to start at left tackle and Ryan Jensen will likely get his second-straight start at left guard. The Ravens also moved rookie guard Kaleb Johnson to the active roster earlier in the day to give them depth and he is active.

The other inactives for the Ravens are wide receiver Marlon Brown (back), cornerbacks Tray Walker and Cassius Vaughn, and defensive linemen Carl Davis and Kapron Lewis-Moore.

In addition to Johnson being activated for the first time in his career, defensive lineman Brent Urban and wide receiver Daniel Brown make their NFL debuts. Recently signed running back Terrance West will also play his first game as a Raven.

Urban was moved to the active roster earlier this week after spending the first 11 weeks on the injured reserve – designated to return list. He is a second-year player who didn't play at all as a rookie because of a torn ACL suffered in training camp. Urban was a fourth-round pick in 2014.

Daniel Brown will play in his first game after getting called up to the active roster early Monday. The undrafted rookie out of James Madison had a knack for big plays in the preseason, and he'll give the Ravens depth at receiver with Marlon Brown sidelined.

In addition to Monday's game being West's first as a Raven, it also has a little more significance for the second-year running back. The Browns drafted West in the third round last season, but traded him away just before this season after what Cleveland Head Coach Mike Pettine described as "maturity issues." 

West will now be Baltimore's No. 2 running back because of the season-ending arm injury to starter Justin Forsett. Rookie running back Buck Allen will get his first career start.

The Browns are also dealing with a handful of injuries of their own. Cleveland has ruled out four starters, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (concussion). Defensive end Randy Starks (knee), wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and left guard Joel Bitonio (ankle) are also inactive.

The other inactives for Cleveland are receiver Taylor Gabriel and defensive backs Don Jones and Pierre Desir.

A notable active player for the Browns is quarterback Johnny Manziel. He was demoted from starter to third string six days ago after a video surfaced of him partying, and the expectation was that he would be a healthy scratch. But the Browns had to make him active because they didn't have enough other players healthy.   

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