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CB Jimmy Smith inactive against Cowboys

CB Jimmy Smith inactive against Cowboys

ARLINGTON – Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (back) was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, as was outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil. Not having Smith, the Ravens’ best cornerback, figured to make the task of trying to contain Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant far more difficult.

In positive injury news for the Ravens, Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda was active for the game, meaning the Ravens were missing just one starting offensive lineman – left guard Alex Lewis. Dumervil, Smith, and Lewis were joined on the inactive list by running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, offensive lineman Ryan Jensen, tight end Crockett Gillmore, and cornerback Asa Jackson.

The Ravens must hope that Smith’s back problem does not linger. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during the week that he expected Smith to play, and he made the trip to Texas. However, without Smith, more responsibility would fall on corners Shareece Wright, Tavon Young, and Jerraud Powers to deal with Bryant’s size, strength and ability. 

The Ravens entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1 ranked defense, but when Smith missed the second half against the Giants last month, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. exploded on the Ravens and led the Giants to victory. The Ravens need to defend Bryant far better than they defended Beckham to pull off an upset.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

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: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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