Ravens WR Hollywood Brown (ankle) returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday.— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 15, 2019
Only one Ravens player absent: DT Michael Pierce (ankle), who hasn’t practiced all week.
The return of Marquise Brown, who missed practice Thursday, is critical as his impact on the Ravens offense has been evident throughout the season. Brown came away with four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown last week. Brown has been sitting out of Friday practices for the majority of the season, but his missed practice on Thursday allowed for him to return on Friday.
Of greater concern is Michael Pierce’s inability to practice all week. Pierce’s ankle injury prompted the signing of DTs Domata Peko Sr. and Justin Ellis. Pierce will be a game time decision on Sunday. With or without Pierce, the Ravens must stop the run or else Deshaun Watson and the Texans offense will have a field day against the Ravens defense.
The Texans, on the other hand, have a larger share of injuries with players such as Will Fuller, Laremy Tunsil, Tashaun Gipson, Tytus Howard, and Bradley Roby all being limited during this week’s practices. Most of these players should be in line to play Sunday as their limited participation all week will prompt a questionable, yet expected to play, injury designation.
The Texans will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens on Sunday at 1:00 pm at M&T Bank Stadium in what should be a very offensive-oriented, score-for-score matchup.