Anthony Sherman

While Ravens have players returning, some Bengals and Browns will be missing first two weeks

While Ravens have players returning, some Bengals and Browns will be missing first two weeks

The Ravens have lost a number of players this offseason to retirement, suspension and injury. But heading into the start of the season they are as healthy as they’ve been all preseason and they will be facing teams in the first two weeks that won’t have key players.

When the Ravens open the season at Cincinnati on Sunday, the Bengals will be without two defensive stalwarts, cornerback Adam Jones and linebacker Vontaze Burfect, because of suspensions.

In addition, the Bengals’ first-round draft pick, John Ross, a speedy wide receiver out of Washington, has a knee injury and starting safety Shawn Williams has an elbow injury. Neither practiced Wednesday.

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