The Baltimore Ravens held their first practice of Week 12 ahead of their Sunday matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday and the truth is there are a lot of concerning issues around the roster when it comes to the availability of ten players.
As many as 10 men across the offensive and defensive units made it all the way to the first injury report of the week, released by the Ravens' on Wednesday afternoon with Thanksgiving off for all members of the Flock.
Coach John Harbaugh provided assurance that Beckham's shoulder injury, which forced him into a DNP yesterday and which he sustained during Thursday Night Football against the Bengals, is "not a long-term concern."
Despite missing Wednesday practices for the past two weeks, Beckham has managed to play in subsequent games. Expect the same to happen this week with the vet getting some deserved rest for load management purposes.
On a positive note, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and left tackle Ronnie Stanley returned to practice on Wednesday and they should be good to go come Sunday. Inside linebacker Trenton Simpson, previously in concussion protocol, also made a return after clearing it.
Humphrey, recovering from a calf injury suffered in Week 10 against the Browns, participated in defensive drills wearing a padded helmet. Stanley, injured during the Browns game, missed last week's match against the Bengals but was back midweek.
Wide receiver Rashod Bateman, who left practice early with a foot injury, received reassurance from Harbaugh that it's not a significant concern. Bateman himself said he is not worried about his presence on the field next Sunday.
Devin Duvernay, the Ravens' primary kick and punt returner, left the field toward the end of the session. Additionally, rookie Zay Flowers appeared on the injury report with a limited designation on practice due to a hip issue.
The was also the unexpected absence of cornerback Arthur Maulet, who played a significant role in the previous game against the Bengals and didn't suffer any apparent injury. Meanwhile, tight end Mark Andrews was absent as expected, having undergone surgery on Tuesday.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson was not listed on the injury report, indicating his fitness for the upcoming game.