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Kelechi Osemele, Nick Boyle Out vs. St. Louis Rams


The Ravens are missing key pieces from the interior of their offensive line for Sunday's matchup against the Rams.

Left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) is inactive for the contest, and that comes after the Ravens already placed starting center Jeremy Zuttah (pectoral) on injured reserve earlier in the week. Osemele was listed as questionable coming into the weekend after only practicing on Thursday this week.

The injuries to Osemele and Zuttah mean that John Urschel will start at center and Ryan Jensen will likely start at guard. This will be the first start of Jensen's career and the first game Urschel has started at center. They will certainly have their hands full against the Rams' talented front, headlined by reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald.

The other big news for the Ravens on the injury front is that rookie tight end Nick Boyle is inactive with a foot problem. Boyle was doubtful to play after missing the entire week of practice.

The rest of the inactives for the Ravens are wide receiver Joe Morgan, defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore, running back Terrance West, cornerback Cassius Vaughn, and tight end Chase Ford. With Boyle and Ford both inactive, that leaves Crockett Gillmore and Maxx Williams as the Ravens only two tight ends for the game.

An intriguing player who is active for the game is recently signed receiver and return man Kaelin Clay. He could be the top punt returner after the Ravens cut Jeremy Ross last week.

The Rams are also dealing with some injury issues of their own. Starting defensive end Robert Quinn and right tackle Rob Havenstein are both inactive. Their other inactives are running back Tre Mason, quarterback Sean Mannion, tight end Justice Cunningham, safety Christian Bryant and offensive lineman Isaiah Battle. 

St. Louis will have starting defensive end Chris Long active for the first time in four games. He was questionable coming into the game.

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