Breaking: Ravens rule out 4 starters, Mark Andrews "questionable" for Week 2

- The Ravens practiced on Thursday with Mark Andrews involved in training but another starter missing at practice.

- Baltimore might rule out five, potentially six starters for Sunday's clash against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Update (3:30 p.m. ET): TE Mark Andrews is officially "questionable" for Sunday according to the final Injury Report released by the Ravens before Week 2. All four DNPs from earlier days have been ruled out

Update (2 p.m. ET): OL John Simpson missed Friday's practice because of a family matter. According to Head Coach John Harbaugh, Simpson "is fine" and should play on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens held their final practice ahead of their Week 2 divisional matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and they added another starter to the injury report.

Offensive lineman John Simpson, who made PFF's Team of the Week last weekend along with fellow lineman and also-injured C Tyler Linderbaum was missing at practice on Friday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Banner reported from the facilities.

It is safe to assume, as Shaffer himself wrote, that none of the four members of the Ravens that have not practiced any day of the week (Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Williams, Tyler Linderbaum, and Ronnie Stanley) won't play come Sunday.

When it comes to Simpson, this surely is a weird development considering he has trained with the rest of the team ahead of Friday and nobody was expecting him to miss this session.

Mark Andrews attended Friday's practice normally, but with NFL teams not allowing reporters to watch more than a few minutes of the sessions live on location we'll have to wait for a final update later on Friday to know more about Andrews' status for the game at Cincinnati.

Andrews gave Ravens fans a bit of a positive update yesterday when he spoke after practicing in a limited capacity on Thursday, saying that "God willing," he'd play on Sunday against the Bengals making his 2023 debut once and for all.

Getting back to Simpson's absence, it might just come down to the veteran getting a day of practice off to get a bit of rest ahead of what looks like a grueling and very demanding AFC North battle in the Jungle.

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However, considering that both Stanley and Linderbaum are already banged-up and out, it'd be a little bit risky for Baltimore to hold their practices so close to gameday handing vet days freely without much consideration for what might happen in a couple of days.

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