Ravens Wild Card Round Injury Report: Anthony Brown legacy game loading?

Ravens, Anthony Brown. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Ravens, Anthony Brown. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens’ mid-week injury report ahead of the Wild Card round brought more despair than relief as the list included many key roster members.

No Lamar Jackson yet again, which suggests Jackson is in line to miss his sixth straight game. Given that the star quarterback hasn’t practiced since Week 13, he has a long shot to play on Sunday.

To make matters worse, backup Tyler Huntley was also listed on the injury report and is still dealing with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Huntley was limited and did not throw a pass during the media viewing portion of practice on Wednesday.

The Ravens elevated Brett Hundley, a 2015 fifth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers, to the active roster before Week 18 and could do so again if Huntley doesn’t show any signs of improvement.

As of now, Huntley is cautiously expected to start against the Bengals with Anthony Brown, an undrafted rookie, serving as the team’s emergency quarterback.

Brown had a hand in the Ravens’ Week 14 win against the Steelers, but his first start as a Raven — which happened to be the season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals — was a total disaster.

In Week 18’s loss, Brown went 19-of-44 for 286 yards and recorded two interceptions, not to mention he lost a fumble in the end zone that was recovered by the Bengals’ defense for a touchdown.

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is absent from Wednesday’s practice, Tyler Huntley or Anthony Brown inching closer to a playoff start

The rookie quarterback probably won’t have to step up again in the playoffs, though on the off chance that he does and manages to pull off a miraculous upset, Brown’s name will be inked in Ravens’ history books forever.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Here’s the Ravens’ mid-week injury report for the Wild Card game:

Outside of Baltimore’s troubling quarterback situation, Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters were both limited in practice dealing with their respective injuries; Brandon Stephens did not practice due to illness.

Humphrey and Peters are key to containing Joe Burrow and the Bengals’ passing attack, and if those two veteran corners end up missing the Wild Card round, all hope will truly be lost.

However, Humphrey played in Week 18 and Peters has been working his way up to full health, so we can optimistically hope to see both on the field on Sunday.

Running back Gus Edwards remains in concussion protocol and long snapper Nick Moore did not practice due to illness. The rest of the players on the injury report (Calais Campbell, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, Ben Powers, and Ronnie Stanley) all took rest days.

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Keep an eye on Tyler Huntley’s practice status on Thursday and Friday. If he remains limited, Anthony Brown just might get the opportunity of a lifetime.