The list of Ravens players either on IR or on the temporary disabled list closely resembles the depth chart.
Quarterback: Joe Flacco
Running back: Justin Forsett, and Lorenzo Taliaferro
Wide receivers: Steve Smith Sr., Breshad Perriman, Michael Campanaro, and Darren Waller
Tight end: Dennis Pitta
Offensive line: Jeremy Zuttah
All of these players are on injured reserve. It gets even worse if we add the recent injury reports to the mix. And that's just the offense. The defense isn't quite as bad, but it still features depth at corner and our potential Hall of Fame outside linebacker. Since it's such a famously pass-happy league now, it especially hurts to have our pass rush cut in half and our second or third best option at corner unavailable. Not to mention theoretical starter at safety Matt Elam injured and removed from the lineup without playing a snap.
Quick! Name the teams who've lost a starter or the only existing depth at literally every major position group on offense and defense this year?
The Baltimore Ravens
Other teams have lost their primary running back, or their starting quarterback, or even some defensive depth, or a receiver or two. But the complete, total decimation of a roster is a uniquely Ravens issue this year.
This must be how Browns fans feel...the futility, the sadness, and wondering when the NBA season might heat up.