The Ravens have no major injuries on the 53-man roster and everyone is available heading into Sunday’s season-opener against the Miami Dolphins.
Here’s a look at Friday’s injury report and what it means for both teams:
WR Marquise Brown Will Play Sunday
The Ravens’ first-round pick was the only player who did not practice Friday (foot). He was added to the injury report on Thursday.
However, Head Coach John Harbaugh ended any concern about Brown’s availability for Sunday.
“He’ll play in the game,” Harbaugh said.
Brown has been recovering from February foot surgery and saw action in the final two preseason games, making three catches for 17 yards. His speed is expected to be a major asset to the Ravens’ offense.
“It was good that he got a little time in the preseason, but certainly, you don’t get the sense at all that it’s going to be too big for him,” Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman said. “He definitely belongs.”
Brown was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, along with cornerbacks Brandon Carr (hip) and Cyrus Jones (finger) and defensive lineman/fullback Patrick Ricard (foot). However, Carr, Jones and Ricard were all full participants in Friday’s practice.
Robert Griffin III Is Ready, But Ravens Still Have QB Decision to Make
Backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who missed the entire preseason due to a finger injury on his throwing hand, is also available for Sunday’s game.
“In my role, nobody wants to see me go out there,” Griffin said smiling. “I’m glad I was able to showcase in the last couple of practices that I’m ready to roll, ready to play. If called upon, I’ll be there.”
Rookie sixth-round pick Trace McSorley made the roster as the third-string quarterback, and the Ravens will have to decide whether to dress two or three quarterbacks Sunday.
“There’s nobody that couldn’t play and contribute,” Harbaugh said. “All 53 guys could play for us, so we’ll just have to take the 46 that help us the most this week.
“Obviously, we could have two quarterbacks up or three. We’ll have to make that decision.”
Three Dolphins Starters Questionable for Sunday*; Left Tackle Depth Added*
The Dolphins had six players listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, including starting defensive end Charles Harris (foot), starting safety Bobby McCain (shoulder) and starting wide receiver Albert Wilson (hip). Harris was a full participant in Friday’s practice, but McCain and Wilson were limited.
Also questionable were cornerback Johnson Bademosi (hip), linebacker Trent Harris (foot) and guard Danny Isidora (hamstring).
Miami also added offensive line depth by signing veteran tackle J’Marcus Webb on Friday. Webb has started 65 NFL games, including one start with the Indianapolis Colts last year. Though he has played primarily on the right side, the Dolphins are expected to use Webb as a backup left tackle.
The Dolphins traded highly-regarded starter Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans last weekend, and Julien Davenport is expected to start.