Za'Darius Smith, Breshad Perriman Both Active vs. Browns


The Ravens got some good news on the injury front Sunday morning.

Outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith, who missed the entire week of practice with an ankle injury, is active for the matchup against the Browns. Smith was the team's biggest injury question coming into the weekend, but the Ravens activated him after he looked good going through an on-field workout during warmups.

He will see a number of snaps in pass-rushing situations, especially with veteran outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil sidelined because of a foot problem.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman, who was listed as questionable because of a calf issue, is also active. Perriman missed Wednesday's practice with a calf issue but returned as a full participant Thursday and Friday.

Perriman tweaked his calf in the opener last weekend, but he didn't seem too concerned about it. He told reporters during the week that he expected to be fine, and would be ready to take on a larger workload.

The inactives for Baltimore are Dumervil, cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Will Davis, running backs Kenneth Dixon and Javorius Allen, offensive lineman John Urschel and defensive tackle Willie Henry.

This is the second week in a row the Ravens are going into the game with just two active running backs in Justin Forsett and Terrance West. Dixon is sidelined with a knee issue, and Allen has been a healthy scratch the first two games of the year.

The decision to make Powers inactive is also somewhat surprising. He returned to practice this week as a full participant after being sidelined with an ankle injury for much of the preseason. The Ravens will instead go with rookie slot cornerback Tavon Young rather than activate Powers.

The inactives for Cleveland include defensive linemen Carl Nassib and Gabe Wright, wide receiver Jordan Payton, defensive backs Briean Boody-Calhoun and Marcus Burley, linebacker Scooby Wright and offensive lineman Shon Coleman.

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