Ravens QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: RB Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell, CB Marlon Humphrey, OT Ronnie Stanley
This group of players is a very mixed bag of cases.
Keaton Mitchell is coming off IR and he's logged a couple of practices while not featuring in Thursday's session, which was rather odd. He should be ready to go, but the problem with Mitchell is that he needs to get promoted to the 53-man roster in order to do so.
If that happens, then he will need to stay there for the remainder of the season. Let's say Mitchell is currently in limbo and the Ravens have around 20 days to decide whether or not to activate him or rule him out for the remainder of the season. Keep in mind Baltimore has Melvin Gordon (who cannot be elevated anymore from the PS) and Kenyan Drake in the practice squad.
Marlon Humphrey finally practiced this week for the first time since undergoing foot surgery in mid-August. He was a full participant for the first time on Friday.
It's still (very much) up in the air if Baltimore will throw Humphrey into the fire straight or if the coaches will decide to ease him in a bit against the struggling offense of the Steelers.
Justice Hill was nursing a turf toe but he picked up a hammy injury this week so it's very probable he gets very limited usage this Sunday.
The first issue was already worrying and limited him to just three touches against the Browns, and hamstring injuries tend to be a little bit of a pain to recover from, so there is no clarity at all on Hill's front.
Lastly, left tackle Ronnie Stanley told reporters on Thursday that there was a "strong possibility" to watch him return and play against the Steelers on Sunday. We'll see how that goes considering Stanley's troubling past dealing with injuries. For starters, he's questionable.
If Stanley doesn't play and with Morgan Moses already ruled out, Daniel Faalele should start at right tackle and Patrick Mekari at left tackle.
If Stanley plays, then the Ravens could use Mekari at right tackle instead of Faalele, or just rotate them on a snap-by-span basis.