On Friday, the Baltimore Ravens distributed the preliminary player statuses ahead of Sunday’s game in Atlanta. Baltimore listed eight players on the injury report. One player was ruled out, two are listed as doubtful, and five are questionable to play against the Falcons. Baltimore ruled out strong safety Tony Jefferson and will need to fight hard to win without the veteran’s services. The Ravens will replace Jefferson with the second-year player, Chuck Clark. Clark played safety at Virginia Tech before being drafted by the Ravens in 2017. Despite his low ranking in the draft, (he was selected in the seventh round) the Ravens are happy with his development. Clark substituted for Jefferson after he injured his ankle in last Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders.
While the Ravens will be without Jefferson, the team will also likely face the Atlanta Falcons without quarterback, Joe Flacco, and tackle, James Hurst. Flacco injured his right hip in week nine’s loss to the Steelers. James Hurst remained off the field for the Ravens since week six. In week six, Hurst injured his back while playing against the Titans. Both Flacco and Hurst returned to practice this week, but neither seems ready to go for Sunday. Both are listed as doubtful, and although neither is definitively ruled out, it is assumed both will rest this week.
The Ravens also listed five players as questionable to play this Sunday in Atlanta. These players are RB Alex Collins, RB Gus Edwards, LB/DB Anthony Levine, LB Tim Williams, and CB Tavon Young. Alex Collins missed last week’s game against the Oakland Raiders with a foot injury. Tavon Young sat out with a groin injury. Tim Williams did not play with an ankle injury, but his designation is he that he now has an illness. Anthony Levine Sr. and Gus Edwards both played last week, but new injuries could keep them off the field. Both Edwards and Levine injured their ankles this week. For these five players, the questionable designation is a good sign, as each will have a good chance to be on the field this Sunday.