According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, tight end Mark Andrews is expected to play for the Ravens this Sunday.
From @GMFB: The #Chargers and #Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh haven’t struck a deal yet; The #Ravens expect TE Mark Andrews back; The #49ers will know more on WR Deebo Samuel today. pic.twitter.com/3RDycbC9NP
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2024
The Pro Bowl tight end has been on injured reserve with a cracked fibula since Baltimore’s Week 11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Andrews left the game on the team’s opening drive with what was initially feared to be a season-ending injury following a hip-drop tackle by Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson.
The Ravens’ offense did not falter without Andrews as the unit may have in past seasons, primarily due to a much-improved group of wide receivers and the emergence of second-year tight end Isaiah Likely as a pivotal playmaker in the passing game.
How much Andrews will play this Sunday is unknown.
Still, offensive coordinator Todd Monken and quarterback Lamar Jackson must find a way to effectively reinstate him into the passing game while continuing to feature Likely.