The Ravens could have some depth troubles at broad receiver.
All through Baltimore’s 23-10 preseason-opening victory more than the Tennessee Titans Thursday night time, Tylan Wallace experienced a knee sprain though coach John Harbaugh stated James Proche II has a gentle tissue harm that could preserve him out for a week or two.
With 5:10 to go in the initially quarter, Wallace been given the handoff on an conclude-about right before getting tackled for a 4-garden decline by Titans outside linebacker Rashad Weaver. Wallace was evaluated within the team’s health-related tent just before heading into the locker space and did not return.
Proche, on the other hand, did not surface in the sport.
Wallace, a 2021 fourth-spherical choose, has a heritage of knee injuries as he experienced a torn ACL in Oct 2019, forcing him to overlook the closing 5 video games of his junior year at Oklahoma State.
Wallace appeared in 17 games previous year, such as a single start, and experienced two catches for 23 yards. He performed mainly on unique teams, recording 278 snaps on that device in contrast with 84 snaps on offense. He’s competing for snaps at extensive receiver guiding Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay and Proche, all of whom did not engage in Thursday as the Ravens sat most of their starters.
Proche, a 2020 sixth-spherical decide on, caught 16 passes for 202 yards last season. He’s gained praised from receivers coach Tee Martin, who reported the fourth-yr participant is obtaining a far better education camp than final summer season.
“I assume he’s performing even improved this yr, since he’s taken the upcoming step,” Martin said. “He performed a little little bit much more in video games last calendar year, and he understands the prospect in entrance of him. So, he’s attacking it just about every working day. He’s asking a great deal of excellent questions, he’s enjoying a few positions for us and participating in lights out.”
The Ravens’ receivers have dealt with their share of injuries so far through instruction camp. Duvernay was sidelined for a week with a thigh injuries he suffered through the team’s stadium practice previous month, while Bateman missed two days with a smooth tissue personal injury. Meanwhile, undrafted cost-free brokers Slade Bolden and Bailey Gaither were being found leaving follow early this week and did not participate in from the Titans.
With accidents to Wallace and Proche, receivers like Shemar Bridges, who experienced four catches for 62 yards and a landing Thursday, Jaylon Moore (two catches for 15 yards), Makai Polk (6 catches for 63 yards) and Binjimen Victor (four catches for 30 yards) have an possibility to make a circumstance for themselves. Still, it seems possible the Ravens will go into the no cost-agent marketplace and increase a veteran wideout.
Bowser having recovery process ‘day-by-day’
Ravens outdoors linebacker Tyus Bowser, who is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, explained Thursday that he is having his restoration course of action “day-by-day.” When requested about his possibilities of taking part in in the regular-time opener from the New York Jets on Sept. 11, Bowser mentioned “whenever I’m completely ready, I’m prepared.”
Bowser was just one of the Ravens’ major defensive gamers in 2021, registering 56 tackles, 7 sacks and 15 quarterback hits in advance of injuring his Achilles in the season finale versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
32 players sit
Thirty-two gamers sat out Thursday night as Harbaugh sidelined all of his offensive starters, as perfectly as outside the house linebacker Justin Houston, defensive tackle Calais Campbell, safeties Marcus Williams and Chuck Clark and cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey, Kyle Fuller and rookie Jalyn Armour-Davis.
Second-year outside linebacker Odafe Oweh played one snap in the very first quarter just before having his shoulder pads off and looking at the relaxation of the activity from the sideline. Defensive deal with Michael Pierce also performed in a couple of drives all through the initial quarter.
Omar whistle returns
It seems the Ravens will carry on employing the Omar whistle throughout their pregame introductions. In advance of the staff took the subject Thursday evening, the whistling of “The Farmer in the Dell” by Omar Very little from “The Wire” performed in the course of the stadium. Previous season, the Ravens played the whistle as a tribute to the late actor Michael K. Williams, who played the scarred, shotgun-toting, stickup guy in the strike HBO demonstrate.
The whistle was envisioned to be a a person-night time tribute right until it went viral on social media and the group determined to maintain it transferring ahead.
Omar’s whistle not long ago discovered its way to Camden Yards, as Orioles nearer Félix Bautista employed it to spice up his introduction to the mound. Even however Bautista stated he doesn’t know what “The Wire” is, he favored the plan of the track signifying intimidation for opposing hitters.
Tribute for late Ravens
Right before the national anthem, the Ravens held a second of silence to honor previous gamers Jaylon Ferguson and Tony Siragusa, who died in June.
Ferguson, 26, was getting into his fourth time in Baltimore just after becoming picked in the third round of the 2019 draft. He died from the put together results of fentanyl and cocaine, the Place of work of the Chief Healthcare Examiner explained immediately after the outside the house linebacker was observed unresponsive in a North Baltimore home. Siragusa, who died at 55, put in 5 of his 12-calendar year NFL profession with the Ravens and served direct the workforce to its to start with Tremendous Bowl title in franchise heritage.