5. We don't know: Will TE Mark Andrews miss the game out of precaution?
The Ravens, both players and fans, would hate to hear about the confirmation of Andrews being ruled out for Sunday's opener. That, though, is closer than ever to happening after the franchise released their latest injury report following Friday's practice.
Mark Andrews' status for the game was uncertain earlier this week but he seemed to be alright and confident about making it to the field of The Bank later this week. That, however, may no longer be the case.
Andrews was a limited participant in practice for three consecutive days at the start of the week after suffering his quad injury back on Aug. 21. Now, he's "questionable" to play come Sunday.
The Ravens might decide to sit Andrews out for what looks like (at least on paper) an easy game against the lowly Texans. However, the Kansas City Chiefs sat Travis Kelce on TNF in a very similar situation against the Lions and ended up losing that game.
If Baltimore rules Andrews out for Sunday, then it'll be time for TE2 Isaiah Likely and TE3 Charlie Kolar to step up and take advantage of their moment.
It's worth noting that Monken has a track record of using dual-tight-end formations during his time at Georgia, leading the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA titles. Those formations make more sense if led by Andrews accompanied by a rotational TE, but in any case, it shows how Monken might not be afraid of using any/both of his reserve tight ends on Sunday.