The Ravens will try to overcome their latest injury at cornerback Sunday night.
Cheap Jimmy Smith Jersey (ankle) is inactive against the New England Patriots and will miss his first game of the season. The 10-year veteran is a valuable member of the secondary, with the versatility to play both cornerback and safety while defending a variety of wide receivers and tight ends. Smith played every defensive snap last week when Pro Bowl cornerback Cheap Marlon Humphrey Jersey was on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Humphrey is back as the starting cornerback opposite fellow Pro Bowl corner Cheap Marcus Peters Jersey, but Smith’s absence will impact the secondary depth. The Ravens have three cornerbacks on injured reserve – Anthony Averett (shoulder), Khalil Dorsey (shoulder) and Iman Marshall (knee) who is out for the season.
Cheap Tramon Williams Jersey, a 13-year NFL veteran who was signed during the week, is active and will make his Ravens debut, joining Cheap Terrell Bonds Jersey in the cornerback rotation. Rookie safety Geno Stone is also active after being called up from the practice squad on Saturday.
Running back Mark Ingram II (ankle) is active and will return after a two-game absence. Last season against New England, Ingram had 15 carries for 115 yards. Averaging 4.5 yards per carry this season, Ingram will join running backs Cheap Gus Edwards Jersey and Cheap J.K. Dobbins Jersey, who have handled the running back load during Ingram’s absence. The Patriots have allowed the eighth-most rushing yards per game this season (131.0).
Inside linebacker Cheap L.J. Fort Jersey (finger) is inactive and will miss his second straight game. Fort’s absence likely means more playing time for inside linebackers Cheap Malik Harrison Jersey and Cheap Chris Board Jersey, who both played a career-high in snaps last weekend alongside starting linebacker Cheap Patrick Queen Jersey.
Outside linebacker Cheap Matthew Judon Jersey (calf) is active after being a full participant in Friday’s practice. Pro Bowl defensive end Cheap Calais Campbell Jersey (calf) was ruled out Friday and will miss his first full game of the season, which will likely mean more snaps for Cheap Derek Wolfe Jersey and rookie Cheap Justin Madubuike Jersey.
For the Patriots, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is inactive and will miss his third straight game with a knee injury.
Starting linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin) is also inactive, along with quarterback Brian Hoyer, running back J.J. Taylor, guard Hjalte Froholdt, defensive tackle Isaiah Mack and tight end Thomas Jordan.
Eight other Patriots starters listed as questionable are active – running back Damien Harris, left guard Joe Thuney, right guard Shaq Mason, offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, tight end Ryan Izzo, wide receiver N’Keal Harry, defensive tackle Lawrence Guy and defensive end John Simon.