When the Baltimore Ravens released their first injury report for the Week 8 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals we were all surprised when we found out Roquan Smith had missed Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury.
Good for us and the Ravens, Smith was back training on Thursday per the latest injury report released by the Ravens before facing Arizona on the road next Sunday.
Roquan Smith is determined to take the field against the Cardinals and he made that very clear when asked about fitness and availability for the upcoming clash, saying "As long as the sun rises on Sunday and the NFL doesn’t cancel any games, you’ll see me out there."
Smith, however, didn't offer any details about his shoulder injury. The off-ball linebacker currently leads the Ravens with 71 tackles and has started the last 57 games without missing a single one, quite an accomplishment when it comes to streaks.
Ravens receiver Odell Beckham was listed on Thursday's report as a "limited" participant in another ugly turn of events, as OBJ seemingly just can't get right at this point in his career. Beckham's addition to the report with a shoulder injury not having featured on Wednesday's list means that he probably sustained the injury during practice.
Joining the injury report was outside linebacker Odafe Oweh, who was listed with an ankle injury and limited participation on Thursday after not featuring on Wednesday's report either.
On a positive note, UDFA running back Keaton Mitchell returned to limited work after a one-day absence due to a hamstring ailment.
Cornerback Kevon Seymour progressed from limited participation on Wednesday to full involvement on Thursday, signaling an improvement in his recovery from an ankle issue, and Thursday also marked the second time this week in which WR Tylan Wallace featured in full.
On the negative side of things, Marcus Williams was left out of practice for the second day in a row and is facing long odds to feature on Sunday for the Ravens as they fly to the desert in Week 8. Not a season to remember for the starting safety, this one.