The Ravens have placed cornerback Sheldon Price on injured reserve and signed a familiar face in guard Vladimir Ducasse.
After making the first start of his career, Price suffered a biceps injury early in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins. He had stepped in for starting cornerback Shareece Wright, who woke up Sunday with back spasms.
It's a tough blow for Price, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2013, and spent his first three seasons playing in just two games for the Indianapolis Colts. In his second year with the Ravens, the 6-foot-2, 194-pound UCLA product seemed to finally have a chance at carving out a role.
The Ravens signed Ducasse earlier this year, and the seven-year veteran played well in training camp, but did not make the final 53-man roster. The Ravens didn't have a pressing need for a backup right guard and Ducasse was beaten out by John Urschel and Ryan Jensen.
Now Ducasse, a 6-foot-5 2010 second-round pick of the New York Jets, could be called into action considering the injury to right tackle Rick Wagner (thigh). If Wagner misses more time, Ducasse may need to play right guard.
The injuries at tackle, including to left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot), forced the Ravens to shuffle their offensive line Sunday against Washington.
Alex Lewis started at left tackle, and Urschel was inserted at left guard. After Wagner went down, the Ravens bumped Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda to right tackle and put Jensen in at right guard. Jensen is more of a left guard, however. Urschel hasn't played right guard since college.
"I feel like we could have guys in better spots than we had them in on Sunday," Head Coach John Harbaugh said. "That is by necessity; that is what we had to do. Guys did their best, but it wasn't our best group out there. I appreciate the guys doing what they had to do."