The Baltimore Ravens injury report has been longer than most teams in recent weeks, but it is starting to clear up at the right time. The Ravens have been able to go 3-1 in the first four weeks, and if they could get some of those big names back, they could go on a run in the heart of the season.
Of all of the names on the injury report, these are the three who appear most likely to return as of Friday morning.
3. Ronnie Stanley is optimistic about his chances of playing for the Baltimore Ravens in week five
Ronnie Stanley left the Houston Texans late after playing in 51 snaps. This was alarming because Stanley has a long history, not only with injuries but mysterious injuries that have no clear timetable of return. This has been going on since 2020, so it is hard to say that it is just a short-term occurrence.
One piece of encouraging news was seeing that he did not go on IR after Week One. Then, he practiced before week four. This week, he put together two full practices and appears on track to play Sunday. That is what he told reporters, at least.
Stanley practiced Thursday, missed Friday, and sat out last week, so how he feels today will tell us a lot. Still, he appears to feel better than last week and looks on track to play. This comes at the perfect time. Not only is Morgan Moses now banged up and fighting to play, but they also get the Steelers, who bring Alex Highsmith and TJ Watt as their top assets on defense.
Stanley's playing gives them the flexibility to start Patrick Mekari, Daniel Faalele, or Morgan Moses at right tackle, and it makes the right side the priority for help.