Kelechi Osemele, Marlon Brown Out vs. Tampa


The Ravens will have a short-handed offensive line for Sunday's matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Starting left guard Kelechi Osemele was the biggest injury question coming into the weekend, and he is inactive with a knee problem.

Rookie fifth-round pick John Urschel worked with the first-team offensive line in warm-ups, an indication that he will start. Urschel has been inactive for the first five games of the season. If he starts, the Ravens will have two rookies on the left side of the offensive line with Urschel and James Hurst.

Osemele is the second starter to miss time on the left side of the line this year, as tackle Eugene Monroe is also inactive for his third-straight game.

In addition to Osemele and Monroe, the Ravens' other inactives are wide receiver Marlon Brown (pelvis), linebacker Arthur Brown, tight end Ryan Taylor, and defensive linemen Chris Canty (wrist) and Timmy Jernigan (knee).

Having Osemele out is a tough blow for the Ravens, as he's been one of the team's best offensive linemen this season. He didn't practice all week after suffering the injury in last week's game against the Colts.

He tried test out the knee on the field before Sunday's game, but he was noticeably hobbled as he went through a series of drills with Offensive Line Coach Juan Castillo.

Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro is also active for the first time this year after the injury to Brown. Campanaro could see some snaps as a slot receiver for the Ravens, and Kamar Aiken may also see his playing time increase.

For the Buccaneers, their inactives are quarterback Josh McCown, cornerback Jonathan Banks, safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Jonathan Casillas, defensive end Larry English, and offensive linemen Kevin Pamphile and Kadeem Edwards.

The most significant news for the Bucs is that their big wide receivers Vincent Jackson (rib) and Mike Evans (groin) are both going to play. They were both questionable on the final injury report, but they are active and expected to challenge Baltimore's secondary.

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