The Ravens did not practice on Thursday as Head Coach John Harbaugh gave the players*the day off for Thanksgiving. The first injury report is based off estimations from Wednesday's practice.
Monroe Once Again Not Practicing
Left tackle Eugene Monroe is sidelined yet again.
He didn't practice Wednesday after suffering a shoulder injury during Sunday's win over the St. Louis Rams.
Monroe's injury forced James Hurst into action. Hurst was the man who hit Joe Flacco's left knee, tearing his ACL and MCL. Hurst would likely start once again if Monroe is out Monday night against the Browns.
Injuries have been all too common for Monroe this season. He has missed four games entirely and parts of two other games.
He essentially sat out four games at the start of the year due to a concussion sustained on the season opener's first drive. He missed the end of the Monday Night Football game in Arizona, then all of the game in the win over the Chargers with a shoulder injury.
Harbaugh said Monroe's latest shoulder problem is a "little bit related" to the previous shoulder injury, but that it goes back to a college injury he had. Monroe only missed three games in his first four seasons in Jacksonville.
Osemele Not Practicing With Knee Injury
Guard Kelechi Osemele is still sidelined by a knee injury.
Last week, Osemele went from a full-practice participant Wednesday to sitting out entirely Thursday and Friday because of what could have been a setback. He then missed his first start of the year against the Rams, sending Ryan Jensen into action.
Osemele was listed as limited for Thursday's practice estimation, but did not participate on Friday
If Monroe and Osemele cannot suit up, it would mean the Ravens would once again have three reserves on the starting offensive line with Hurst, Jensen and center John Urschel, who is stepping in for Jeremy Zuttah (shoulder – injured reserve) for the rest of the year.
Boyle Returns, TE Corps May Be Back
New starting quarterback Matt Schaub may have the Ravens' full complement of tight ends.
Rookie fifth-round pick Nick Boyle returned to the practice field this week after missing the Rams game with a foot injury.
Boyle has had a solid rookie season with 14 catches for 128 yards. He had three catches for 35 yards in his last action against the Jaguars.
The Ravens want to get the young tight end trio more action down the stretch, and Schaub may rely on them as he jumps into action. Having Boyle on the field is key.
Marlon Brown Sidelined By Back
Wide receiver Marlon Brown did not participate in the Ravens' first practice of the week due to a back injury.
Brown's injury arises after playing four snaps last week. He did not make a catch.
Brown's role has dramatically shrunk with the emergence of Chris Givens, who took over the starting spot opposite Kamar Aiken, and the tight ends. Brown has one catch for 6 yards over the past three games.
Cornerback Shareece Wright was also added to the injury report on Friday with a back injury. He was limited in practice.
Browns Banged Up
The Browns have several big-name players who sat out practice early this week.
Starting guard Joel Bitonio (ankle), Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (concussion), defensive end Randy Starks (knee) and wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (concussion) didn't practice. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) was also sidelined.
Starting quarterback Josh McCown is dealing with a ribs injury, but was a full participant.