Ravens protect four players on practice squad ahead of Week 2

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The Baltimore Ravens are gearing up to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 of the 2021 season. Baltimore has done an extensive amount of roster shuffling over the last few days, trying to get healthy players into the organization with the amount of injuries that they have gone through over the recent weeks.

On Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reported that the team has protected four players from their practice squad in quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Le’Veon Bell, offensive tackle Andre Smith and inside linebacker Josh Bynes. Those four will not be allowed to be taken off of Baltimore’s practice squad until next week at the earliest, unless they are protected again.

Both McSorley and Bynes were protected last week, and it’s not a surprise to see them both protected again ahead of Week 2. It feels likely that both Bell and Smith would be the two players promoted to the active roster on game day, as the Ravens might want to see what they have in Bell and Baltimore is also very thin at offensive tackle, especially if Ronnie Stanley can’t play.