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Ravens WR Rashod Bateman NOT playing vs. Colts, Miles Boykin expected to make debut

Another week of waiting for the first-round Ravens

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The excitement surrounding the debut of the Ravens No. 27 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, wide receiver Rashod Bateman, will need to wait another week as news has come out that he will not be playing against the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) in Week 5.

However, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin is expected to play.

This news comes a week after the depth receivers, Devin Duvernay and James Proche, both performed admirably against the Denver Broncos (3-2). Proche become a late-game target for Lamar Jackson, catching five of six targets for 74 yards, while Duvernay caught three passes for 31 yards.

If Boykin is to see the field, he’ll likely do so in red zone situations, seeing as nearly 22% of his receptions have resulted in touchdowns (7/32).

Boykin does have a connection with Jackson, but with veteran receiver Sammy Watkins overtaking the role of an outside “big-body” target for Jackson, it remains to be seen how, or if, he will be included in the matchup against the Colts.