The Ravens won't go with their normal starting lineup Sunday, with some players dealing with injuries or illness while others are being rested by Head Coach John Harbaugh.
Wide receiver Marquise Brown (illness) missed Friday's practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two other Ravens also missed practice – running back Mark Ingram II (calf) and safety Earl Thomas III (knee/hand).
Tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (groin) were limited participants in practice and both are listed as questionable. Cornerback Marcus Peters (chest) was a full participant Friday, but he is also listed as questionable.
Harbaugh has already stated that Ingram, Thomas, quarterback Lamar Jackson, defensive tackle Brandon Williams and right guard Marshal Yanda won't play against the Steelers. The Ravens get seven inactives. On Friday, Harbaugh did not add to the list of possible players who will not play.
"We'll just get to the game and see where we're at and try to put our best team out there that we choose to have available," Harbaugh said.
Regardless of who plays, Harbaugh reiterated Friday that the Ravens are playing to win.
"We had a good practice, had a good week, and we're really just pointed toward Sunday afternoon right now," Harbaugh said. "Our guys are excited to play, and we're looking forward to it. We'll try to put our best foot forward, play our best game of the year. That'll be our goal."
Maurkice Pouncey, James Conner Out for Steelers
Fighting for a playoff spot, the Steelers (8-7) will be without two starters who have been ruled out for Sunday's game – center Maurkice Pouncey (quad) and running back James Conner (knee).
Pouncey is one of the top centers in the NFL, but the Steelers went 2-0 earlier this season when Pouncey was suspended for two games. B.J. Finney is expected to take Pouncey's place in the starting lineup.
Conner was injured against the New York Jets last weekend, and has missed five games this season due to injuries. Benny Snell (335 yards) and Jaylen Samuels (175 yards) are Pittsburgh's top two rushers behind Conner (464 yards).
No other players were listed as doubtful or questionable for Pittsburgh on Friday's injury report.