The Baltimore Ravens are getting the luxury of the bye week, which means a chance to rest for a lot of the players who were banged up over the recent weeks. For some players, like Kyle Hamilton, have already seen them return to the practice field, an indication that he is ready to go this weekend.
However, for others, there are still plenty of questions when it comes to their health status on game week. Which players need to be monitored the most?
4. The Baltimore Ravens need to get Zay Flowers healthy this weekend
Fans of the Baltimore Ravens have to look into the status of Zay Flowers this week. Flowers is playing some of his best football, but he also left the Miami Dolphins game with a calf injury. It was not mentioned much because it was a meaningless week 18 game, but Flowers did not practice at all, was deemed doubtful on Friday, and was one of the seven inactive during the game.
Flowers also did not practice through the bye week. That is not a major concern as well when you consider they were not in a game week, but this is a rookie who has not been able to get in any practice over two weeks due to a calf injury. Is this injury a little worse than he and the team are letting on?
You know that the Ravens would love to have a young player who is still finding his role in the offense get the practice time this week. If the Ravens do not have Flowers, the room gets a lot thinner and a lot less creative overall. If the rookie is not practicing early in the week, it is a bad sign. He is not prepared enough to miss three straight weeks of practice and then make an impact on game day.