Running back De’Lance Turner is active for Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, one day after his promotion from the practice squad.
The Ravens will dress Alex Collins, Javorius Allen, and Turner at running back after placing running back Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve Wednesday.
Collins and Allen are expected to get most of the touches in Thursday’s game. However, instead of dressing just two running backs, Turner gives the Ravens added depth at the position.
Baltimore signed Turner, an undrafted rookie, to the practice squad after an impressive preseason. The Alcorn State product carried 22 times for 159 yards during the preseason and showed explosiveness during a 65-yard run against the Dolphins and a 28-yard run against the Redskins.
Robert Griffin III Inactive Again
Lamar Jackson is the backup to starting quarterback Joe Flacco, while Robert Griffin III is inactive for the second straight game.
Jackson played five snaps in Week 1 lining up in various positions and he played quarterback much of the second half after the Ravens built a comfortable lead. Having Jackson as Flacco’s backup gives Baltimore the option of using Jackson’s playmaking ability, and keeps the Bengals guessing as to how much he will play.
Returner Janarion Grant is Active
Wide receiver Janarion Grant is active and available to handle return duties. Grant had been listed as questionable with a hand injury on Wednesday’s injury report. After winning the return job as an undrafted rookie from Rutgers, Grant experienced highs and lows during his Week 1 debut. Grant had a 51-yard punt return that he almost broke for a touchdown, but he also muffed a punt in the rainy conditions. Had Grant not been active against the Bengals, wide receiver Willie Snead IV would have likely taken over.
Jordan Lasley Among Four Healthy Scratches
Offensive lineman Jermain Eluemunor, wide receiver Jordan Lasley, defensive tackle Zach Sieler and Griffin are the healthy scratches Thursday night, joining cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh), defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen), and tight end Hayden Hurst (foot). Canady was injured in Week 1, Henry had hernia surgery, and Hurst had stress fracture surgery last month. With Canady not playing, undrafted rookie cornerback Darious Williams is active for the first time Thursday. The Ravens are still without veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith, who is serving the second game of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL conduct code.