There were no major surprises among Ravens inactives on Sunday, with the team as healthy as it has been all season for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The biggest development was on special teams, where returner/wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas is active for his first game as a Raven after being signed Tuesday as a free agent.
With Thomas active and Cyrus Jones inactive for the first time this season, Thomas is likely to take over punt and kickoff return duties. Jones has been the punt returner all season, but his costly muff last week led to a New England Patriots touchdown.
Thomas has returned 85 punts for 755 yards and one touchdown during his six-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was released earlier this year by the Chiefs after fumbling a punt return in Week 7.
Every starter is active for the Ravens, including wide receiver Marquise Brown (ankle/thigh), who was limited in Friday’s practice. Brown is active for the second straight game after missing two games prior to Baltimore’s bye week.
As expected, Lamar Jackson is active despite being listed as questionable (illness) on Friday’s injury report. Jackson missed practice Thursday but there was little doubt he would play after he returned to practice Friday as a full participant. Veteran safety Earl Thomas III (NIR/knee) was also active after missing Friday’s practice.
Wide Receiver Chris Moore Inactive
Suffering from a thumb injury that limited him during Friday’s practice, wide receiver Chris Moore is inactive.
Moore sees most of his action on special teams, although he has caught three passes for 21 yards. In addition to Moore and Jones, Ravens inactives are wide receiver Jaleel Scott, quarterback Trace McSorley, guard Ben Powers, defensive tackle Daylon Mack and defensive end Ufomba Kamalu.
Cordy Glenn Remains Inactive For Bengals
A frustrating year for Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn continues with him inactive (concussion) for Sunday’s game. Glenn has yet to play this season. It was thought he might play after he participated in practice Thursday and Friday, but the decision was made that Glenn would not play.
Two Bengals starters were ruled out on Friday:wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (knee). Green has not played all season following ankle surgery, and he had a setback during the week. Kirkpatrick has not played since suffering his injury Week 6 against the Ravens. Cincinnati’s other inactives are third-string quarterback Jake Dolegala, cornerback Torry McTyer, guard Alex Redmond and offensive lineman Fred Johnson.