The Baltimore Ravens (5-2) hit the field on Wednesday for their first practice of the week in preparation for Sunday's clash with the Seattle Seahawks (5-2).
After enjoying a relatively injury-free period, the injury bug seems to have returned to Baltimore to bite the Ravens hard as six players were listed as non-participants on Wednesday's injury report: Odell Beckham Jr., Gus Edwards, Ronnie Stanley, Morgan Moses, Odafe Oweh, and Rock Ya-Sin.
This was rather surprising considering head coach John Harbaugh said on Monday that there were "no major injuries" following the Ravens' triumph in Arizona.
Perhaps that's true and the absences had to do with some maintenance/days off (Edwards had a bulky 21-touch workload; Oweh is nursing some ankle issues) but the injury report was a bit shocking nonetheless.
On the positive side, safety Daryl Worley made a return to practice after being designated to come off the injured reserve, starting the clock on a 21-day window to be fully activated and added to the 53-man roster. Worley suffered a shoulder injury during the Ravens' Week 4 matchup against Cleveland.
Safety Marcus Williams also returned to practice on Wednesday but he was listed as a "limited" participant in the session. Williams has been sidelined for the past two games due to a hamstring injury after recovering from a supposed torn pec suffered earlier this season.
Williams sounded optimistic about his condition and his fitness, although his availability against the Seahawks remains uncertain. "I feel good," he stated, but added, "we'll see what happens." Keep an eye on the injury report to see how things progress on his front, but don't fully count on a return come Sunday.
Harbaugh downplayed concerns about the missing players, stating, "Nothing really to report that’s concerning."
Asked about Morgan Moses' reduced snap count last weekend, Harbaugh explained that it was just a measure to manage the workload of the veteran lineman looking forward to the second half of the season.