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Ravens injury report 11/14/18: QB Joe Flacco absent

The franchise quarterback officially missed his first practice post-bye week

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It’s official, Ravens QB Joe Flacco has missed the first practice of the week.

The guessing game shall begin for the Bengals because head coach John Harbaugh did state Flacco does not need to practice to play on Sunday.

Joe wasn’t the only player to miss practice as both James Hurst and Tony Jefferson also did not practice. Unfortunately, neither were veteran days off. Hurst is still working through a back injury and Jefferson is now dealing with a thigh issue. For Jefferson, the Ravens could rotate through depth defenders but the Ravens are certainly hurting in the offensive line department. The rotation of Orlando Brown Jr. and Jermaine Eluemunor isn’t working well.

Positive notes:

Ronnie Stanley and Tim Williams are back to limited action. Hopefully Stanley can play on Sunday as Baltimore desperately needs to protect whoever is under center from Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Vontaze Burfict.

It’s also exciting to see Tavon Young back and fully participating. He’s a necessary component to this defense and the Bengals offense will attack the slot early and often if Young is not on the field.