Ravens Offensive Lineman avoids long-term injury, Baltimore can rest easy

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Two down, one to go. Practices before the Ravens fly to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers is what I'm saying.

It was the second day in a row in which the Flock received good news as offensive tackle Morgan Moses returned to practice days after exiting Sunday's game in Cleveland before it finished with a shoulder injury.

This was not (by far) set in stone or very clear just mere hours ago when Moses missed Wednesday's practice and head coach John Harbaugh refused to provide a detailed update last Monday, so it was nice to see Moses back on the field.

The veteran right tackle is riding a ridiculous streak of 134 consecutive games played since his rookie season in 2014. Obviously, more important is the fact that the Ravens will be facing a certain T.J. Watt, so the bigger and better bodies they can put in front of the Steelers defensive man, the best for the Flock.

Just for context, Watt is tied for the league lead in sacks with 6.0 and has accrued 12 sacks in 12 career games against the Ravens alone. Ugh.

Moses has yet to be cleared to play, mind you. He has practiced, yes, but there are still a few days ahead so there is always the chance of a setback. Happened to Ronnie Stanley last week, could happen to anybody this one.

If Moses is unable to play, the Ravens will be forced into turning to utility man Patrick Mekari or, in a worst-case scenario type of move, Daniel Faalele at right tackle. Faalele was the man tasked with replacing Moses in Cleveland last weekend and it was horrible.

The situation is also contingent on Ronnie Stanley's (knee) availability after missing the past three games. Stanley participated fully in Wednesday's practice and returned to the field on Thursday, but he did something similar seven days ago to no avail getting ruled out for the divisional matchup against the Browns in Week 4.

In other news popping up on the day, outside linebacker Odafe Oweh (ankle) and safety Daryl Worley (shoulder) were the only players absent from Thursday's practice.

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However, cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and Rashod Bateman (hamstring) participated for the second day in a row.

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