Yet another cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens lands on the injured reserve list as CB Anthony Averett sustained a shoulder fracture against the Eagles in Week 6. According to Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, the injury is expected to keep Averett from playing for five or six weeks.
Harbaugh said that Anthony Averett has a shoulder fracture. So he’s expected to miss five or six weeks.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 19, 2020
Averett joins Tavon Young as another cornerback placed on injured reserve, after Young suffered his third season-ending injury of his five-year career.
With each cornerback injury, the Ozzie Newsome coined phrase, “You can never have too many corners,” rings true. Baltimore is now down a starting slot cornerback and their first of the backups.
Ravens secondary coach Chris Hewitt expressed his confidence in those who will fill in for the two injured corners, those being Khalil Dorsey and Terrell Bonds.
Hewitt said that both Khalil Dorsey and Terrell Bonds, who could have expanded roles with CB Anthony Averett sidelined for a while, are more suited to play inside. "Those guys will be ready to go at any point," Hewitt said.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 20, 2020
Fortunately, the Ravens’ still boast two 2019 All-Pro cornerbacks in Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, along with talented veteran CB Jimmy Smith.