While defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen) and corner Anthony Averett (hamstring) have been ruled out since Friday, there was hope that Hayden Hurst, the 25th overall pick in the 2018 draft, would make his regular season debut tonight. However he is still recovering from foot surgery. Look for third round pick, and fellow rookie tight end, Mark Andrews to continue to produce in his absence.
Tonight's inactives vs. Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/QhKUSrk48r— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 30, 2018
Henry has also not played in 2018, after undergoing surgery to repair an umbilical hernia in August. Averett, a 2018 fourth round pick out of Alabama, is off to a frustrating start to his rookie season, missing his second consecutive game.
As noted yesterday by The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, Averett’s injury leaves Baltimore without depth at the corner position.
Ravens don’t announce any roster moves by today’s 4 pm deadline. Means they’ll go into Steelers game with 4 healthy corners: Humphrey, Carr, Young and Darious Williams.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 29, 2018
Noticeably absent from Baltimore’s inactives list is linebacker C.J. Mosley, who missed last week’s game against Denver due to a bone bruise in his knee that he suffered against the Bengals in Week 2. The Ravens defensive leader will return to the lineup tonight.
Half man. Half amazing.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 30, 2018
Linebacker C.J. Mosley is active tonight after missing last week’s game. pic.twitter.com/TQP24cbq3x
For the Steelers, corner Mike Hilton (elbow) and safety Morgan Burnett (groin) are both inactive. As anticipated, offensive linemen David DeCastro and Marcus Gilbert have returned for Pittsburgh.
No. 2 QB Mason Rudolph
No. 11 WR Justin Hunter
No. 27 S Marcus Allen
No. 28 CB Mike Hilton
No. 42 S Morgan Burnett
No. 72 OT Zach Banner
No. 96 DE L.T. Walton
Through three games, Hilton has 11 combined tackles, one interception and three passes defensed. Burnett also missed the Steelers Week 3 game against the Buccaneers. He was replaced by Virginia Tech rookie Terrell Edmunds, who intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Nat Berhe, who recorded his first two tackles on the season.