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Four Ravens starters out vs. Bengals, Mark Andrews questionable

Field Level Media
16 Sep 2023, 06:40 GMT+10

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The Baltimore Ravens ruled out four starters for Sunday's game against the host Cincinnati Bengals.

On Friday, the Ravens announced offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle), safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) will sit out the contest versus their AFC North rivals. Stanley, Linderbaum and Williams were injured in Baltimore's 25-9 victory over the Houston Texans last Sunday.

The Ravens were already without running back J.K. Dobbins, who sustained a season-ending Achilles injury against the Texans.

Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews was a full participant in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable to make his season debut against the Bengals. He sat out the season opener with a quadriceps injury.

Patrick Mekari likely will replace Stanley at left tackle, while Sam Mustipher is expected to get the nod at center in place of Linderbaum.

"We're practicing and getting extra reps (and) getting extra snaps just because he's not Tyler," quarterback Lamar Jackson said of Mustipher, per the Baltimore Sun. "Tyler is usually the guy who gets all the snaps. Me and him always exchange snaps together, but we're going to work. We're going to find a way to make it happen. That's the job to do."

It's not immediately known how the Ravens will address their secondary issues.

"Our players are confident in their teammates, their brothers in arms," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "They believe in one another, and they're excited to see those guys play. I see why it's a topic, but it's not really a topic in our inner circle. We're just going to play the game."

--Field Level Media

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