The Titans ruled slot receiver Adam Humphries out for the sixth straight game as he continues to heal from an ankle injury suffered against the Colts. The team still hasn’t put him on injured reserve, which would seem to indicate that they think Humphries has a chance to help them at some point in the playoffs. Maybe he can return next week if the Titans advance.
Jayon Brown has also been ruled out after missing all three practices this week with a shoulder injury suffered during the win over the Patriots. Tennessee’s best coverage linebacker will be difficult to replace. Against New England, the Titans split reps between veteran Wesley Woodyard and rookie David Long. The amount of work for each will likely come down to whether the team values Long’s speed and athleticism over Woodyard’s experience when it comes to stopping the dynamic Ravens attack.
In better news, Adoree’ Jackson returned to practice today and appears to be good to go for Saturday’s big game. His absences early in the week seem to have been more precautionary than anything. His presence in both coverage and run support will be a huge help for a Titans defense that needs as much speed on the field as possible to deal with a fast Ravens offense.
Right guard Nate Davis and outside linebacker Kamalei Correa are both good to go after missing a day each with an “illness” designation during the week. Wide receiver Kalif Raymond (concussion) and Dion Lewis (shoulder) are also cleared to play while backup receiver Cody Hollister is officially questionable.
The Ravens got a limited practice out of running back Mark Ingram, his first activity of any kind this week. He’s listed questionable to play and it seems unlikely at this point that we will see him at his full capacity on Saturday. Expect Gus Edwards to handle the majority of Ingram’s usual workload with a little bit of rookie Justice Hill sprinkled in.
The team sounds relatively optimistic about Ingram’s chances to play, but as I mentioned yesterday, I really think an 80-90% Mark Ingram is more favorable to Tennessee than a fully healthy Gus Edwards.
Mark Andrews is the only other Raven that will carry an official injury designation. He’s also listed as questionable with an ankle injury, but like Ingram, he’s also expected to be able to play with the injury.
Other guy on the injury report for the #Ravens is TE Mark Andrews (ankle). He’s listed as questionable but, like Ingram, should be a go.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 9, 2020
Ingram and Andrews — Baltimore’s second leading rusher and top receiver, respectively — are key cogs in the lethal Ravens offense so their availability and effectiveness will certainly be something to monitor heading into this game.