BALTIMORE – Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Redskins after starting the first four games. The Ravens tweeted that Wright had suffered back spasms recently, but Wright has also struggled recently, giving up five touchdowns over his last three games.
Wright’s absence means the Ravens will have a new starting cornerback opposite Jimmy Smith, choosing from Will Davis, Jerraud Powers, Sheldon Price, or Tavon Young. All of those corners were active, and could take turns matching up with the Redskins’ talented receiving corps featuring DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder, and tight end Jordan Reed.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley was also inactive as expected for the second straight week with a foot injury. Alex Lewis was expected to take over as the starting left tackle, with John Urschel starting at left guard. The Ravens’ left side of the offensive line was overmatched in Week 4 against the Raiders, with left tackle James Hurst and left guard Ryan Jensen allowing too much pressure from Joe Flacco’s blind side.
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Rookie linebacker Kamalei Correa was also inactive, as the Ravens tried to strengthen their special teams coverage which struggled against the Raiders. Tight end Darren Waller was expected to play on special teams, active for the first time since serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The Ravens’ other inactives were wide receiver Chriss Moore, safety Marqueston Huff, defensive tackle Willie Henry, and outside linebacker Matt Judon. Running backs Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen were both active, with Terrance West expected to start at running back for the second straight week. A fourth-round pick, Dixon led the Ravens in rushing during the preseason, and would dress for his first regular season game after missing four games with a knee injury.