The Baltimore Ravens wrapped up their final practice before facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, opting for a softer, walkthrough-style session on Friday. This approach has become a trend for the Ravens of late and one can say it's worked given their three-game winning streak, so let's not fix what is not broken.
Head coach John Harbaugh is cool with that for now, and he said on Friday "It's easier to continue to do something when it's been successful." He followed that with "If it wasn't that, we probably wouldn't be doing it."
On to more interesting things, the Ravens didn't rule out anyone (miracle!) for Sunday's game against Seattle. You read that right, folks. Check the final Week 9 injury report:
There is always something not-quite-right about the Ravens' bill of health, however, and this weekend Baltimore has three players listed as questionable and one as doubtful to play on Sunday.
Offensive lineman Morgan Moses is the one labeled "doubtful" to play against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury. Moses has not practiced all week, although it's worth mentioning that he missed his first-ever game only last October after playing 134 consecutively throughout his pro career.
Moses is your typical old-school, tough-as-nails guy, so don't ever rule him out. Harbaugh made that clear following Friday's practice, noting "Morgan can play without practicing; there's no doubt about it." In the event of a gameday absence, expect Patrick Mekari to step up to the plate.
Cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (questionable) and guard Ben Cleveland (cleared) returned to practice after battling illnesses. Meanwhile, running back Keaton Mitchell is set to play after a full week of practice, while Gus Edwards, Odell Beckham Jr., Odafe Oweh, and Ronnie Stanley are all confirmed starters after getting a day off last Wednesday.
The status of safety Marcus Williams is uncertain as he is still dealing with a hamstring issue and he's not been able to complete a full practice all week long. Harbaugh indicated that the coaches will make a "last-minute decision" on Williams' availability on Sunday and whether or not he will be active come kick-off time.
Safety Daryl Worley, recovering from a shoulder injury and into his 21-day activation window, is listed as questionable and could return from injured reserve with an open roster spot after the release of cornerback Kevon Seymour earlier this week.
Considering Geno Stone's exploits this season starting in place of Williams, there is no reason for the Ravens to rush Williams back.