BALTIMORE — Ravens coach John Harbaugh said this third preseason game against the Washington Commanders is vital for several players trying to make the 53-man roster.
One area that needs further evaluation is the corridor.
The projected headline J. K. Dobbins is practicing, but Edward Guss was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, which will sideline him for at least the first four games of the regular season.
Behind those two players, the Ravens have Justice Hill, Tyler Badie, Mike Davis Y Nate McCrary competing for playing time. One of those players might have to help carry the load, but they still have to spread out behind an offensive line that hasn’t played many of the starters in the preseason.
Badie leads preseason running backs with 53 rushing yards, followed by Davis (40 yards), McCrary (40 yards) and Hill (16 yards).
This game against Washington is very important for those players.
“I think it’s a great game,” Harbaugh said. “Not bigger than the other two, but it’s kind of like the games. That’s what you watch, the games. Everyone has done well in games so far. I thought Badie is getting better as he progresses here. You would expect that with a newbie. Justice, he looks as fast, or faster, than ever. They say: ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’. I guess that’s also true with Achilles.
“So, Mike Davis looked great in both games, so that’s where we’re at.”
The Ravens will continue to evaluate their depth on the offensive line. Ja’Wuan James could take a few reps at left tackle since the availability of ronnie stanley for the Sept. 11 opener against the Jets is uncertain.
Guard ben clevelandwhoever missed practice time this week needs the job too.
The Ravens’ 22-game preseason winning streak is a source of pride for the franchise because it underscores a culture of winning. Baltimore looks to go undefeated in the preseason for the sixth straight season.
Washington is also playing to win the game and looking to break that winning streak.
“Yeah, you do,” Commanders coach Ron Rivera said. “You go into every game expecting to win. Good for them. It’s their thing. It’s what they’re doing. They go out and play in a specific way. Good for them. Our job is to go out there and make sure our guys are playing, growing and getting better.” as footballers… You play every game to win”.
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Lamar Jackson will sit out, rookie out
ravens quarterback lamar jackson he won’t play Washington, which means he won’t be in any of the preseason games. Jackson declined to answer whether he needed reps to be ready for the regular season.
The Ravens and Jackson are still negotiating a new contract. However, Jackson plans to call off those discussions once he starts the regular season.
Rookie tight end probable isaiah and security kyle hamilton it was also not adapted for warm-ups. The Ravens have seen enough of them and want them ready for the Sept. 11 game against the Jets.
veteran cornerback Kyle Fuller he was not in uniform.
Also, former Texas kicker/patera cameron dicker warmed up for the Ravens, who Justin Tucker will watch from the bench. Dicker was released by the Rams on August 16.
No Wentz for Washington
Washington quarterback carson wenttz will not play, which means rookie sam howell will get the start.
Other commanders who will not play include wide receivers Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel, offensive tackles Charles Leno and Samuel Cosmi, guard Andrew Norwell, center Chase Roullier, tight end Cole Turner and running backs Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic.
how to watch
Local television: WBAL Ch. 11 (Baltimore), WJLA ch. 7 (Washington, DC) WGAL Ch. 8 (York/Lancaster/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), WWCW Cap. 21 (Roanoke, Va.), WUPV ch. 65 (Richmond, Va.), WTVZ-TV ch. 33 (Norfolk, Va.), WMDT ch. 47 (Delmarva area).
national television: NFL Network (New York and New England areas)
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How to listen
- Local Radios: WBAL (1090 AM) and 98Rock (97.9 FM)
- Announcers: Gerry Sandusky (play-by-play), Rod Woodson (analyst), Evan Washburn (sideline)
- spanish radio: TICO Sports (1050 AM and 93.5 FM)