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Ravens vs. Titans: Both teams’ inactive’s lists featuring missing defenders

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The Ravens have announced their inactive’s list and it includes a unique healthy scratch.

Ravens inactive’s:

  • QB Robert Griffin III
  • WR Jordan Lasley
  • CB Anthony Averett
  • DL Patrick Ricard
  • LB Tyus Bowser
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • DL Zach Sieler

The most interesting names are Bowser, Sieler and Ricard. The dual-threat nature of Patrick Ricard almost always keeps him on the field. He produces both as a blocker on offense and a defender in the trenches on defense. He’s also played fairly well this season. Maybe the Ravens are confident in their offensive scheme against the Titans this afternoon?

Also, if Ricard is out I’d figured they’d get the seventh-round rookie reps along the interior defensive line. Apparently not today.

It’s disappointing to see Tyus Bowser on the list as a healthy scratch as he wasn’t listed on the Friday injury report. In fact, Tim Williams was the sophomore pass rusher reported with a hamstring injury on Friday, though he was only questionable to play with a hamstring issue.

Many were hoping to see Lasley receive some reps after the Michael Crabtree’s drop-fest in Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns. Hard to steal reps from the player labeled WR1.

On the other end, the Titans also announced their inactive’s list.

Titans inactive’s:

  • CB Kenneth Durden
  • S Kenny Vaccaro
  • LB Will Compton
  • LB Wesley Woodyard
  • OG Aaron Stinnie
  • OT Tyler Marz
  • DL Bennie Logan

Without a doubt, the biggest names are Vaccaro and Woodyard. The safety dislocated his elbow on October 1, and is likely missing up to four weeks recovering. Woodyard was questionable with a shoulder injury, even participating in the Titans’ practices in a limited fashion, but apparently couldn’t quite get there this week against the Ravens.