The Ravens now formally have their high 2021 draft decide at their disposal, as Rashod Bateman was moved from injured reserve to the 53-man roster Saturday. Head Coach John Harbaugh mentioned Friday that he expects Bateman to make his NFL debut Sunday versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
But Saturday introduced extra excellent news for Baltimore because the Ravens additionally activated offensive lineman Tyre Phillips from injured reserve to the 53-man roster, paving the way in which for him to play Sunday.
Phillips started the yr because the Ravens’ beginning left guard however was carted off the sector with a knee damage in the course of the season-opener in Las Vegas. Phillips was positioned on injured reserve and missed the subsequent 4 video games.
Phillips was designated for return per week in the past, which allowed him to return to follow. Now, after 4 days of follow, he’s prepared to return to motion.
The timing works out effectively for Baltimore contemplating guard Ben Cleveland went down with a knee damage Monday evening in opposition to the Indianapolis Colts, touchdown him on brief-time period injured reserve.
It stays to be seen whether or not Phillips will step into the beginning place as soon as once more, or whether or not he’ll share the position with Ben Powers, who had been splitting it with Cleveland. Either approach, it is a increase for Baltimore’s floor assault that is trying to get going versus the Chargers’ No. 32-ranked speeding protection.
The Ravens additionally activated operating again Le’Veon Bell and offensive deal with Andre Smith from the follow squad. It’s the second time that Bell has been referred to as up for a sport. In Denver, he rushed 4 instances for 11 yards. Smith is extra depth behind beginning tackles Alejandro Villanueva (questionable, knee) and Patrick Mekari.