The Ravens had several players miss practice Wednesday prior to their much-anticipated Week 3 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tight end Mark Andrews (foot) did not practice, coming off a sparkling performance against the Arizona Cardinals with eight catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. Andrews also missed the final practice before the Cardinals game, so the Ravens will hope he responds positively again as the week progresses.
Fullback Patrick Ricard (back) was a new addition and one of four other Ravens who missed Wednesday’s practice, along with safety Brynden Trawick (elbow), and cornerback Jimmy Smith (knee), who will miss multiple weeks after his Week 1 injury. Safety Earl Thomas sat out practice for non-injury reasons.
Chiefs Starting Left Tackle Out for Sunday
The Chiefs will be without their usual starting left tackle Sunday protecting Patrick Mahomes’ blindside. Eric Fisher will undergo groin surgery Thursday and will miss the Ravens game, the Chiefs announced. Cam Evans Cameron Erving will start in Fisher’s place.
Fisher was the No. 1-overall pick in the 2013 draft and has been a mainstay on Kansas City’s offensive line. However, Fisher played just three snaps in Week 2 before being replaced by Erving.
Three other Chiefs missed Wednesday’s practice: wide receiver Tyreek Hill (shoulder), and running backs LeSean McCoy (ankle) and Damien Williams (knee). Hill, who has more than 1,100 yards receiving in each of the last two seasons and a big factor in the Chiefs’ overtime win last year, could be out several more weeks with his injury suffered Week 1.