Ravens healthiest they’ve been ‘in a long time’ ahead of playoff game against Titans

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Ravens healthiest they’ve been ‘in a long time’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Ravens have seven players questionable for their game against the Titans on Sunday, though the arrow is trending upwards for a significant part of their roster. 

Guard Ben Bredeson (knee), tackle D.J. Fluker (knee), cornerback Marlon Humphrey (shoulder), center Patrick Mekari (back), outside linebacker Yannick Ngakoue (thigh), cornerback Jimmy Smith (ribs/shoulder) and wide receiver Willie Snead (ankle) are all questionable.

“I feel good about our health at this time,” coach John Harbaugh said. “We’re probably the healthiest we’ve been in a long time this season. So, I feel great about it. Guys are in a good place. Now, we just need to go play.”

Bredeson was a new add to the injury report on Friday. Bredeson, Fluker, Smith and Snead were all limited participants at Friday’s practice. 

Humphrey, Mekari and Ngakoue all practiced in full for the first time all week, a good sign for Sunday’s game. Mekari and Ngakoue, who missed the season finale against the Bengals, both were limited participants at practice on Wednesday and Thursday while Humphrey was out Wednesday and limited on Thursday.  

If Fluker isn’t able to go, or is hampered, the Ravens could lean on rookie Tyre Phillips at right tackle. The two have rotated as the season has come down the stretch. 

The Ravens are also expected to get punter Sam Koch off the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list in time to face the Titans.