The Ravens will be without right tackle Rick Wagner for the final game of the regular season and through any potential playoff games that could come after.
Wagner was moved to season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday, ending his year. In his second season with the Ravens, Wagner started the previous 15 games and played a major role in helping revitalize a running game. Losing Wagner at this stage of the season is a huge blow to this offensive line, which is in need of a top performance against the Browns in a must-win game.
With Wagner out, undrafted rookie James Hurst will step in his place at right tackle. As of now, the Ravens have just two true tackles on the 53-man roster. Marshal Yanda can swing outside if any other injuries occur. And that could be the case as left tackle Eugene Monroe is dealing with a foot/ankle injury of his own.
If Monroe is unable to play, the tackle tandem could wind up being Yanda and Hurst, with John Urschel stepping in at right guard.
Wagner is now the 18th Ravens player to go on IR this season.
Filling Wagner's spot on the 53-man roster is defensive end Steven Means, who was promoted from the practice squad.
The Ravens waived defensive end Zach Thompson from the practice squad and signed offensive linemen Nate Menkin and Joe Unga to the 10-man group. At this point, both linemen are one play away from getting a promotion.