Ravens Wild Card Inactive Report: Defense at near full strength

Ravens, Brandon Stephens. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ravens, Brandon Stephens. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens released their inactive report ahead of Sunday night’s Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and thankfully there aren’t any surprises.

Lamar Jackson is out as expected and set to miss his sixth straight game as he continues to recover from a PCL sprain. Both Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown are active, and both will reportedly play tonight. Huntley will probably get the start given his experience, but Brown will be ready to step under center in a pinch.

Running back Kenyan Drake and center Trystan Colon are listed on the inactive report; Drake’s absence likely means more snaps for Gus Edwards, who exited concussion protocol earlier this week.

Tight end Charlie Kolar is a healthy scratch despite putting together a productive game against Cincinnati in Week 18. With Mark Andrews back in the lineup and with Isaiah Likely as a solid No. 2 tight end, Kolar wouldn’t have seen much action anyway.

Ravens Wild Card inactive report

It’s interesting to see wide receiver Binjimen Victor on the list after he was elevated from the practice squad — the Ravens chose not to activate him for the game, but Victor gets a bigger check just by being elevated. It’s a well-deserved bonus given that Victor has been on Baltimore’s practice squad for the last two years.

Here’s the full inactives list:

Defensive back Brandon Stephens is the only new name on this list. Stephens was dealing with an illness earlier this week and presumably hasn’t recovered in time.

Much to many fans’ relief, it’s a full go for Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, both of whom were limited in practice. Baltimore can boast a fully healthy safety corps, not to mention Calais Campbell and the rest of the defensive line unit has a clean bill of health as well.

The Ravens also have their entire pass-rushing corps at their disposal: expect to see rookie David Ojabo get some valuable reps after playing 30 percent of defensive snaps in Week 18.

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Let’s go Ravens!