Ravens: DeShon Elliott out for remainder of game vs. Chiefs

DeShon Elliott, Ravens (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DeShon Elliott, Ravens (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens can’t afford to lose any more players to injury, but here we go again. In the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, safety DeShon Elliott was sent to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion.

The 2018 sixth-rounder looked dazed as he came off the field, and it’s since been ruled that he’s out for the rest of the game.

Losing yet another defensive back deals a huge blow to the Ravens, who are currently struggling to contain Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in their second game of the season.

Ravens 2021 third-rounder Brandon Stephens takes Elliott’s place, with undrafted rookie Ar’Darius Washington serving as another possible option.

The DeShon Elliott injury is another blow to the Ravens defense

With both Elliott and Marcus Peters out, the Ravens have lost two of their best ball-hawks in the defensive backfield. Elliott had nine career interceptions at Texas and hoped to continue his production in the NFL when he joined Baltimore in 2018.

Elliott only has one season of experience, but many believed 2021 could be his breakout year.

Elliott joins the ever-growing list of Ravens players on out with injuries at the moment. The team entered the game with a league-high 16 players on the injured reserve.

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It’ll be interesting to see how the defense adjusts to Elliott’s absence, especially against the Chiefs’ offensive dynamo of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce.

Wishing Elliott a speedy recovery.