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Williams suits up for Chiefs

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Williams suits up for Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs will be missing two key starters for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens, who have activated receiver LaQuan Williams for the first time this season.

Williams had gotten buried because of Baltimore's depth at the position with Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin, Jacoby Jones and Tandon Doss getting the work.

But Williams, who played in 12 games as rookie last season for Baltimore, now is listed as Boldin's backup, and ahead of Doss but will likely get a lot of snaps on special teams. Doss has just two receptions in four games this season for 45 yards.

Williams made the first play of the game, dropping Chiefs returner Shaun Draughn on the kickoff.

As expected, Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey will not play because of a calf injury and is being replaced on the right side by Allen Bailey, a third-stringer.

Safety Kendrick Lewis, who has listed as having a shoulder injury but left practice late in the week for what the team called "personal reasons," will not suit up, either. Abram Elam will fill in at free safety for Lewis.

Key backup cornerback Jalil Brown also won't play. Brown (hamstring) plays behind starter Brandon Flowers, who has been limited in practice by a heel injury. Power back Peyton Hillis can't play because of a bad ankle.

Coach Romeo Crennel did make a starting line up shift because of performance, but not at quarterback where Matt Cassel has 10 of the Chiefs' 15 turnovers.

Nose tackle Dontari Poe will start while Anthony Toribio goes to the bench.

The Ravens' inactives: Cornerback Asa Jackson, safety Christian Thompson, offensive tackle Jah Reid, tight end Billy Bajema, defensive end DeAngelo Tyson, linebacker Sergio Kindle and defensive tackle Bryan Hall.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: What to look out for at OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: What to look out for at OTAs

Kick off your Thursday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including what to watch for at OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. As the Ravens try and bolster their pass rush during the offseason, they hope to find much-needed help from outside linebacker, Shane Ray. The Ravens picked up Ray from the Denver Broncos where he had an unproductive last two seasons due to injury, only registering one sack in each of the past two seasons. However, Ray had a phenomenal career at Missouri as a unanimous All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. The Ravens have given Ray a shot at a career reboot and fans are excited to see what he's got.

2. Thursday is the media's first opportunity to get a look at the 2019-20 Ravens. Ravens writer Ryan Mink writes seven things to look out for at OTAs including, attendance from veterans even though OTAs are mandatory, a look at linebacker development with the signings of namely Pernell McPhee and Shane Ray and a first look at the rookie class to name a few.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens rank higher than expected in preseason rankings

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens rank higher than expected in preseason rankings

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a high preseason ranking for the Ravens.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Ravens ranked higher than expected in Peter King's preseason rankings. King ranked the Ravens at No. 12, surprising for a defense that is working on development during this offseason. However, with the Ravens' signing of All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, maybe he will bring the fire the Ravens need on defense.

2. With day 2 of OTAs in the books, the focus has been on quarterback Lamar Jackson. Ravens writer, Kevin Eck noted that during the offseason, Jackson had been working out with Ravens quarterbacks coach, Joshua Harris along with receivers Jordan Lasley and Jaylen Smith, so it remains to be seen throughout the summer on whether or not he has improved namely his passing game. 

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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