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Ravens' Timmy Jernigan leaves with foot injury, Arthur Brown out for game

Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan was carted off the field and into to the locker room after injuring his left foot in the third quarter. His return is doubtful, according to the Ravens.

Jernigan, who is one of the Ravens' top rookies, was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field by trainers. He earned a starting role after defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy when he tested positive for Adderall.

Jernigan has recorded four sacks and 23 tackles this season, including two tackles Sunday before he was injured.

Meanwhile, the Ravens ruled out reserve inside linebacker Arthur Brown with a hamstring injury.

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Submit your Ravens questions for Mike Preston

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Email your questions to sports@baltimoresun.com. Your question could appear in a Q&A with Preston next week on baltimoresun.com.

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With Eugene Monroe out, Ravens starting two rookie offensive linemen

Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe won't play in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns because of an ankle injury.

Monroe hadn't practiced all week and was listed as doubtful on the injury report.

With Monroe sidelined, the Ravens will start two rookie offensive linemen as James Hurst will step in for Monroe at left tackle. The Ravens are expected to start rookie John Urschel at right guard, with Marshal Yanda shifting over to right tackle.

Meanwhile, defensive end Chris Canty is inactive after testing out his ankle during warmups. Canty didn't practice all week and had hoped to play in the Ravens' final home game of the season. This marks the fifth time that Canty has been inactive this season.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is active after not practicing all week. He's listed as having a thigh and back injury.

In addition to Monroe and Canty, the Ravens scratched safety Brynden Trawick, defensive end Steven Means, cornerback Chris Greenwood, nose tackle Terrence...

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Browns suspend star wide receiver Josh Gordon for missing practice Saturday, source says

In the latest hit absorbed by the Cleveland Browns during a rocky season, trouble-prone wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for violating team rules in advance of Sunday’s regular season finale against the Ravens.

Gordon was suspended for skipping practice Saturday, according to league sources.

Although supremely talented physically, Gordon has a lengthy history of off-field problems. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound 2013 Pro Bowl selection served a 10-game suspension this season after he tested positive for marijuana, violating the NFL substance-abuse policy. He served a two-game suspension last year after testing positive for codeine.

There’s a financial twist to Gordon’s punishment, too, and it will likely cost him millions of dollars.

Browns management saw the suspension, at least in part, as an opportunity to prevent the wide receiver from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the 2015 season, according to sources with knowledge of the Browns’ thinking.

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Browns officially promote quarterback Connor Shaw to active roster, will start Sunday

The Cleveland Browns made it official Saturday, promoting rookie quarterback Connor Shaw from the practice squad to the active roster.

Shaw will start against the Ravens on Sunday at M

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NFL sack title, Deacon Jones Award coming down to end for Dumervil, Houston and Watt

The NFL sack title race is coming down to the wire.

With one game remaining in the regular season, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil has 17 sacks to tie his previous career-high established in 2009 when he led the league while playing for the Denver Broncos.

That's one fewer sack than the NFL leader, Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (18 sacks) and a half-sack behind Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (17.5 sacks).

The NFL established the Deacon Jones Award last year to be given annually to the league leader for sacks after the Hall of Fame defensive end died at 74.

Jones coined the term "sack," before it was an official statistic. Unofficially, he had 173 career sacks. Unofficially, Jones had 26 sacks in 1967 in 14 games and 24 sacks in 1968 in 14 games.

The first winner of the Deacon Jones Award last year was Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Robert Mathis.

Watt might wind up winning the sack title, given that he's playing against Jacksonville Jaguars...

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