The Cleveland Browns will face a former teammate when they host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
On Saturday, December 11, the Ravens activated former Browns cornerback Robert Jackson in his 53-man roster, as well as offensive tackle David Sharpe. Baltimore announced the moves online via the team official Twitter account.
“We activated the T David Sharpe and CB Robert Jackson from the practice squad for Sunday’s game,” the The crows tweeted Saturday afternoon.
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Jackson played two seasons at Cleveland, appearing in 16 games and making a start during that time, according to Pro Football Reference. He has appeared in a regular season game for the Ravens so far in 2021.
Ravens defensive backfield decimated by injury
Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey suffered a shoulder injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, December 5.
Ian Rapoport, of the NFL Network, reported later that night that Humphrey would miss the remainder of the regular season due to the success.
“Ravens CB star Marlon Humphrey is suspected of being out for the season with a shoulder injury, sources say,” Rapoport tweeted Sunday night. “A big blow to the Baltimore defense. Another.”
Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters has already missed all year after tearing his ACL before the start of the regular season. And Humphrey and Peters ‘injuries are just the beginning of the Ravens’ health issues.
Cornerback Anthony Averett (shoulder / ankle), defensive back / linebacker Anthony Levine Sr. (knee), defensive back Brandon Stephens (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Westry (thigh) are all listed as questionable against the Browns, according to the official Ravens injury report. . Cornerback Jimmy Smith has also missed practice all week and although he is listed in the report, his status for Sunday is unspecified.
Browns passes the game exhausted before a crucial clash with the Ravens
Cleveland will also be deprived of important pieces on the offensive end of the ball. Browns tight end and top wide receiver David Njoku was named to the reserve / COVID-19 list earlier this week and will not clear protocol until kick-off. His replacement, TE Harrison Bryant, will be out with an ankle injury, according to the official Browns injury report. Wide receiver Anthony Schwartz will also miss Sunday’s game with a concussion.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield will play despite lingering foot problems and a torn labrum to his left shoulder. Wideout Jarvis Landry, the team’s second-best wideout receiver, is also likely to take the field against the Ravens after a persistent knee problem prevented him from training or limited him to training all week long.
The Browns also chose to drop wide receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley on Saturday. The move was explained as a move that allowed Cleveland to add linebacker Jacob Phillips to the 53-man roster. The move was something of a puzzle, as Bradley was listed as the third wide on the Browns’ depth chart.
WR Rashard Higgins did not play two weeks ago against the Ravens following a decision by a coach. Now it looks like the Browns will open up a bigger role for Higgins in the offense.
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