Ravens moves: TE placed on Injured Reserve, 2 defenders elevated vs. Chargers

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The Baltimore Ravens completed three transactions ahead of their Week 12 game at the Los Angeles Chargers right before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, including placing a player on Injured Reserve while promoting two others to their active, 53-man roster to face LA on the road this weekend.

The Ravens confirmed the placement of starting tight end Mark Andrews on IR, opening a roster spot and using another elevation on two members of the defensive unit of the Flock head of Sunday's primetime matchup.

Adam Schefter of ESPN broke the news first revealing the Baltimore Ravens would officially place the star tight end on IR following an ankle injury suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals on TNF Week 11.

Andrews underwent successful surgery on Tuesday and after getting to IR he'll be forced to miss at least the next four weeks, though realistically he'll be out until well into the playoffs.

The injury was initially feared to be season-ending, but according to head coach John Harbaugh, there is an "outside chance" for Andrews to make a comeback this season, most probably into January with Baltimore already playing in the postseason.

With Andrews out, the Ravens are expected to trust reserve tight end Isaiah Likely while also enlarging the role of third-string tight end Charlie Kolar going forward.

Ravens elevate LB Josh Ross and DB Andrew Adams for Sunday vs. Chargers

In advance of Sunday's game, the Ravens completed two other moves on Saturday by elevating inside linebacker Josh Ross (who made his season debut against the Bengals) and defensive back Andrew Adams (still to debut) to the active roster.

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These two transactions would allow both players to make it to the field on Sunday as they are now eligible to play this weekend. That said, none of these two is considered an important part of the rotation so they'll most probably be used by the Flock only in case of emergency.

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