When Matt Schaub makes his first start since December 2013 on Monday, he'll likely be protected by an offensive line that includes three backups. Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and starting left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee) each didn't practice for a third straight day Saturday, increasing the likelihood that they'll be out against the Cleveland Browns.
Both veteran starters were listed as doubtful on the injury report, giving them a 25 percent chance of playing. Players who don't practice all week traditionally don't play, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that might not be the case for Monday.
"The guys who haven't practiced, they've had reps. They can play," Harbaugh said Saturday. "Let's just get them to Monday night. We have an extra day to see how they're doing, see where we're at. If they can play, they will. That's the kind of guys they are. And if they can't, the next guys are ready to play."
For Monroe, Monday will likely mark his fifth as an inactive in 11 games this year. He has also been forced to leave three other games this season because of injuries. Osemele would be missing his second consecutive game.
If Monroe and Osemele are out as expected, James Hurst will make his fifth start this season at left tackle, and Ryan Jensen will make his second consecutive start at left guard. John Urschel is already set to make his second straight start at center in place of Jeremy Zuttah, who had surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral muscle and is on injured reserve.
"I'm not too worried about the O-line at all," Harbaugh said. "It's a cohesive group, we have depth. No matter who is playing is going to play very well."
Wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) didn't practice all week and is doubtful for Monday. That will leave Kamar Aiken as the team's only active receiver who was on the 53-man roster prior to Oct. 1. Tight end Chase Ford, added to the report with a shoulder injury, is also doubtful.
Cornerback Shareece Wright, who missed practice Saturday after being added to the injury report Friday, was listed as questionable. Tight end Nick Boyle (foot) is probable.
For the Browns, wide receivers Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion), defensive tackle Randy Starks (knee) and cornerback Joe Haden (concussion) have all been ruled out. Guard Joel Bitonio (ankle) and linebacker Nate Orchard (groin) are questionable.