NFL Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey

Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey injures ankle vs. Browns

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey is questionable to return to Sunday’s game against the visiting Cleveland Browns due to an ankle injury.

Humphrey went down on a passing play — an 11-yard completion to Cleveland tight end David Njoku — with 5:11 remaining in the third quarter. He had dropped back in coverage before making a cut to move toward the action, but he then stumbled to the turf without being touched.

After being taken to the blue medical tent, Humphrey went back to the locker room. He had three tackles, including one for loss, before exiting.

Entering Sunday, Humphrey had 11 tackles and a pass defense in five games (all starts) this season.

Humphrey, 27, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Sep 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) completes a catch as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (29) defends in the first quarter at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cara Owsley-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) ruled out vs. Browns

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and cornerback Marlon Humphrey are among five Baltimore Ravens who were ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Beckham will miss his second straight game due to an ankle injury. He played for the Browns from 2019-21.

Three-time Pro Bowler Humphrey remains sidelined with a foot injury that required surgery last month.

Also declared out Friday for Baltimore were wideout Rashod Bateman (hamstring) and outside linebackers Odafe Oweh (ankle) and David Ojabo (ankle, knee).

Standout left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) is doubtful for the Ravens.

Four Baltimore players are questionable — running back Justice Hill (foot), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle) and safeties Kyle Hamilton (back) and Marcus Williams (pectoral).

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is officially questionable due to right shoulder soreness. Cleveland coaches have said that they expect Watson to play.

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Jan 15, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (79) grips the jersey of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson (55) after a play in the fourth quarter during an NFL wild-card playoff football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports

Four Ravens starters out vs. Bengals, Mark Andrews questionable

The Baltimore Ravens ruled out four starters for Sunday’s game against the host Cincinnati Bengals.

On Friday, the Ravens announced offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle), safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) will sit out the contest versus their AFC North rivals. Stanley, Linderbaum and Williams were injured in Baltimore’s 25-9 victory over the Houston Texans last Sunday.

The Ravens were already without running back J.K. Dobbins, who sustained a season-ending Achilles injury against the Texans.

Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews was a full participant in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable to make his season debut against the Bengals. He sat out the season opener with a quadriceps injury.

Patrick Mekari likely will replace Stanley at left tackle, while Sam Mustipher is expected to get the nod at center in place of Linderbaum.

“We’re practicing and getting extra reps (and) getting extra snaps just because he’s not Tyler,” quarterback Lamar Jackson said of Mustipher, per the Baltimore Sun. “Tyler is usually the guy who gets all the snaps. Me and him always exchange snaps together, but we’re going to work. We’re going to find a way to make it happen. That’s the job to do.”

It’s not immediately known how the Ravens will address their secondary issues.

“Our players are confident in their teammates, their brothers in arms,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. “They believe in one another, and they’re excited to see those guys play. I see why it’s a topic, but it’s not really a topic in our inner circle. We’re just going to play the game.”

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May 23, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Ronald Darby (23) during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Ravens sign Ronald Darby following cornerback injuries

The Baltimore Ravens signed veteran cornerback Ronald Darby on Thursday, NFL Network and ESPN reported.

According to NFL Network, Darby agreed to a one-year deal worth as much as $3.2 million.

Darby worked out for the Ravens a day after the team said All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey would undergo foot surgery. Baltimore has also been without Rock Ya-Sin, a likely starting cornerback, for most of training camp due to a knee injury, among other injuries at the position.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Humphrey’s absence wouldn’t be a “long-term deal,” with multiple outlets reporting he would be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Darby, 29, was a free agent after playing the past two seasons with the Denver Broncos. He was searching for a new team after his 2022 season ended Oct. 6 due to a torn ACL in his right knee, and he had reportedly worked out for the Houston Texans in July.

A Maryland native, Darby collected 67 tackles and nine pass breakups in two seasons (16 games) in Denver. Across eight seasons with Buffalo (2015-16), Philadelphia (2017-19), Washington (2020) and Denver, Darby has eight interceptions, 90 pass breakups and 373 tackles in 89 games (88 starts).

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Dec 11, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Baltimore won 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey to have foot surgery

Baltimore Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey will have foot surgery Wednesday and be sidelined for four to six weeks, multiple outlets reported.

The recovery timeline means the three-time Pro Bowl selection likely will miss at least the first two games of the regular season.

Humphrey, 27, started all 17 games last season and posted 71 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions.

He reportedly sustained the foot injury during a joint practice with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday.

Since being drafted in the first round (16th overall) by Baltimore in 2017, Humphrey has recorded 347 tackles, 71 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and 12 interceptions in 90 games (72 starts).

Humphrey’s absence opens the door for 2022 fourth-round picks Damarion Williams or Jalyn Armour-Davis to earn the starting cornerback slot opposite Rock Ya-Sin.

The Ravens kick off the regular season at home against the Houston Texans on Sept. 10 before traveling to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.

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Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) fights for extra yards as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) defends during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens CB Humphrey returns from COVID quarantine

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey is back with the team after missing more than a week of workouts due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Humphrey, who was an All-Pro in 2019, was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday night at New England.
Humphrey tested positive for COVID-19 one day after the Ravens lost to the Steelers in Week 8. He is the only player confirmed positive this season.

The Ravens are in dire need of help at cornerback with four players at that position on injured reserve.

Humphrey signed a five-year, $97.5 million contract in October and is the NFL’s second-highest paid cornerback.

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Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (48) celebrates with linebacker Matthew Judon (99) after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Harbaugh ‘optimistic’ Ravens will get players back from COVID list

With Baltimore set to face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, the Ravens may not be as short-handed as originally expected.

While All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey will miss the contest after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, starting outside linebacker Matthew Judon was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Head coach John Harbaugh is “optimistic” that Judon won’t be the only one.

Inside linebackers Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort and Malik Harrison, outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, safety DeShon Elliott and practice squad cornerback Terrell Bonds are still isolating after they were deemed to be close contacts with Humphrey. But if they remain asymptomatic and pass five consecutive days of testing, they will be allowed to participate in Saturday’s walkthrough and play Sunday.

“I am optimistic about all of them,” Harbaugh said Friday. “(I) have not heard anything about any symptoms at this point.”

All the self-isolating players participated virtually in the team’s meetings and workouts from home and Harbaugh is hoping they will be ready to go.

“Well, I think we’ll find that out,” Harbaugh said. “It’s impossible to predict that. You see guys, sometimes they don’t practice all week and they come out and play the best games of their career. Other guys struggle or might miss something. I don’t spend a lot of time being anxious about that because it’s really a waste of time.”

Humphrey is the first Ravens player to test positive for the coronavirus.

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