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Ronnie Stanley does not practice; spotted in walking boot

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The Baltimore Ravens offensive line has performed below expectations up to this point, but they have shown flashes of solid play especially in the passing game. However, the offensive line may take another step back if rookie and blindside protector Ronnie Stanley cannot go this Sunday.

If fellow rookie Alex Lewis is not cleared from concussion protocol, it would leave James Hurst as the likely candidate to start there. After what happened last year with Hurst at left tackle, the hope is the Ravens will not have to resort to starting him. The only other Ravens with experience at left tackle in college or preseason are Ryan Jensen, Marshal Yanda, and Rick Wagner, but the Ravens have always resisted putting Yanda there and none of the three has seen regular season action at the position.

So for now we must hope is Stanley will be just fine to go this week, especially with premier pass rusher Khalil Mack looming this week. We should know more later today when the team releases their first injury report. Let's hope it is good news.