Today, the news broke that Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams did not make the trip to London with his team on Thursday. Multiple NFL insiders reported that he was absent from the trip because of an injury to his foot. This also, obviously, takes him out of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The loss of Brandon Williams is a major blow to the Ravens defense, as Williams is a premier defensive tackle in the NFL. Despite the disappointment of Williams’ injury status, the Ravens were able to have a key player return to the practice field today.
Running back Terrance West returned to the practice field today for the Ravens. West missed the past two days of practice with a calf injury that he sustained in Baltimore’s win over Cleveland. West is the Ravens starting running back, and a key player for the Ravens’ offense. Having him back at practice is very significant for the Ravens. He was reportedly not limited in his first practice in London, and will likely be ready to play in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
In other Ravens injury-related news, wide receiver Michael Campanaro, linebacker Za’Darius Smith, and defensive back Adam Levine Sr. all returned to practice this week. Tight end Maxx Williams was ruled out for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville, along with cornerback Jaylen Hill, and offensive tackle Diegot Joseph. The Ravens have had many players sustain very serious injuries throughout the offseason and into the regular season. Running back Jeremy Langford was just recently placed on the injured reserve for the Ravens. Currently, Baltimore leads the league in players placed on the injury reserve, with 15. One of Baltimore’s priorities throughout the rest of the NFL season is to keep the players healthy. If they have any desire for a postseason appearance, they will need to stay healthy.