Are Mark Andrews and Odell Beckham playing in Week 1? Bad Thursday's injury report

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Odell Beckham Jr.
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WR Odell Beckham Jr. - Limited

Alright folks, it's time to worry.

This came out of the absolute blue and was a shocker, but the Ravens listed OBJ in their Thursday injury report and nobody has a clue what is going on here.

It's more than probable that Baltimore is just taking it easy with the veteran receiver, who has been out for more than a year and a half, but he'll have to wait and see what happens through the remainder of the week leading up to Sunday's kickoff to know more.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network first reported the news, but it's not that he added any information to what the Ravens revealed by listing OBJ in their official report.

As they did with Ronnie Stanley, it's probable that the Ravens are just being excessively cautious here, which is nothing bad with a man who hasn't graced the field for more than 18 months.

The fact that OBJ threw the cryptip message included above into the free world after Thursday's practice and the injury report was out was rather funny, interesting, and perhaps revealing about how calm the receiver is about the whole situation.

This definitely calls for super close attention because the Ravens listed OBJ as their "unofficial" WR1 in the depth chart the franchise released ahead of the Week 1 opener.

Missing Odell would mean putting Nelson Agholor (WR4) in the spotlight or using a WR-by-committee approach to handle the WR3 position including ancillary contributors like Devin Duvernay and Tylan Wallace.