The Ravens released their final injury report prior to Sunday’s game versus the Cleveland Browns, and only two players find themselves listed as “out”. Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon will not be available for this game, and veteran outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil will also not see the field.
Dixon injured his knee during the third game of the preseason, and isn’t expected back until Week 4 at the earliest.
Dumervil said that he “feel[s] like [he] is getting close,” per Bo Smolka of Comcast Sports Net, but he isn’t ready to go yet. Dumervil is still nursing his injured foot, which he had surgery on in the offseason.
Other players on the injury report are Za’Darius Smith, Breshad Perriman, C.J. Mosley, Jerraud Powers, and John Urschel, who are all listed as questionable.
According to Smolka, Perriman and Mosley are both expected to play on Sunday, despite being labeled as questionable. Perriman and Mosley both missed practice on Wednesday, but returned to practice on Thursday.
Smith missed practice all week, likely signifying that he will not play on Sunday. If that proves to be the case, look for a major uptick in snaps for rookie Matt Judon, who will get a chance to go up against a Cleveland offensive line that is majorly depleted from last year following the departures of Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz. Also, look for the Ravens to use Kamalei Correa in more of a pass rushing role, similar to his position in college, instead of the inside linebacker that the team groomed him into during the offseason.
Smolka noted that Cleveland does not list any players on their injury report.