The Ravens have injury woes, despite a 10-day gap between last Thursday's loss in Cincinnati and Sunday's home game against Denver. Here is a closer look at the injury outlook following Friday's injury report:
LB C.J. Mosley (knee), OLB Matt Judon (hamstring), DT Michael Pierce (foot), and LT Ronnie Stanley (elbow) Are Questionable
Mosley's status has been the biggest question mark of the week, after he suffered a knee bone bruise Week 2 in Cincinnati. He missed practice Wednesday, returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, but did not practice Friday. If he does not play, inside linebackers Patrick Onwuasor and rookie Kenny Young will be asked to pick up the slack, along with veteran linebacker Albert McClellan, who was re-signed this week. Mosley has been a durable player, only missing two games in his career, and he is one of the NFL's best inside linebackers. The Ravens lost both games Mosley did not play in 2016, and they lost Week 2 in Cincinnati, giving up four straight touchdown drives after Mosley went down.
Pierce did not practice this week, and he would be a big significant loss for the defensive line. Stopping the Broncos' potent running attack is a key for the Ravens on Sunday, and Pierce is a stout run defender.
Judon and Stanley both practiced Friday, which was a good sign. Stanley has been practicing all week with an elbow brace after missing the final 12 snaps of the Cincinnati game.
CB Anthony Averett (hamstring) is Out
Averett's absence further impacts the Ravens' depth at cornerback. Veteran cornerback Jimmy Smith will be unavailable, serving the third game of his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's conduct code. Cornerbacks Maurice Canady (hamstring) and Stanley Jean-Baptiste (arm) are on the injured list. Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr should continue to start at cornerback, with Tavon Young as the primary nickel back. Anthony Levine can also play cornerback if needed, and Averett's injury may open the door for undrafted rookie cornerback Darious Williams to be activated Sunday.
DT Willie Henry (abdomen) and TE Hayden Hurst (foot) Are Out
Neither Henry nor Hurst practiced this week and were not expected to play. Both had surgery last month.
Broncos List Four as Questionable
For the Broncos, cornerback Adam Jones (thigh), linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), safety Dymonte Thomas (abdomen) and offensive tackle Jared Veldheer (concussion) were all listed as questionable.