Ravens inactives: WR Marquise Brown (ankle), ILB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle), Jimmy Smith (knee) and CB Maurice Canady (thigh) are all out. The three healthy scratches are QB Trace McSorley, OL Ben Powers and DL Daylon Mack.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 20, 2019
Having not practiced at all in the past two weeks, both Marquise Brown and Patrick Onwuasor will be watching from the sidelines in their second straight game. Brown’s absence will be impactful as Lamar Jackson’s ability to stretch the field last week proved to be ineffective. Onwuasor’s absence will put even greater pressure on Josh Bynes and L.J. Fort to keep performing at high levels.
Maurice Canady will also miss today’s game after not practicing all week. As a result, Anthony Averett, who is also dealing with an injury, will be active today. With a lack of cornerback depth as both Canady and Jimmy Smith, who practiced in a limited capacity this week, were officially ruled out, the newly-acquired Marcus Peters will see plenty of snaps today.
The Seahawks will also be without a number of important players. Here are the Seahawks’ inactives:
Seahawks have a few key players out as well. https://t.co/csB2vTzDNb— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 20, 2019
Starters Duane Brown, Bradley McDougald and Ezekiel Ansah, one of the team’s top situational pass rushers, will not be suiting up for today’s game.
Brown’s absence, with an already shaky Seahawks offensive line, will be something to monitor. The Ravens will need to get their pass-rush going if they want to limit the playmaking abilities ion Russell Wilson, and exploiting the LT spot without Brown would be a good move.
Ansah’s absence will put less pressure on tackles Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown Jr. Both will already have their hands full against Jadeveon Clowney, who lines up on either side of the ball.