EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco could be under significant duress against the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The team announced it has deactivated right guard Marshal Yanda and rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley for Sunday's game here. Yanda did not practice last week due to a shoulder injury. Stanley practiced on a limited basis Thursday and Friday after sitting out the past two games because of a foot injury.
The starting offensive line is expected to be rookie Alex Lewis at left tackle, John Urschel at left guard, Jeremy Zuttah at center, Ryan Jensen at right guard, and James Hurst at right tackle. Even though Rick Wagner (thigh) is active, he practiced only on Friday and only on a limited basis.
New York ranks last in the NFL in sacks with four, but Flacco has been sacked 11 times – tied for the 12th highest total in the league – and hit 35 times.
The Ravens also deactivated outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot), rookie defensive tackle Willie Henry, return specialist Devin Hester Sr. (thigh), inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (hamstring), and wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. (ankle). Hester, Mosley, and Smith had been listed as doubtful, while Dumervil had already been ruled out on Friday.
The Giants deactivated a pair of starters in free safety Nat Berhe (concussion) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse. Rookie Andrew Adams will start for Berhe, and Bobby Hart will replace Newhouse.
Rookie cornerback Eli Apple (groin), quarterback Josh Johnson, wide receiver Tavarres King, outside linebacker Deontae Skinner, and free safety Darian Thompson (foot) are the other inactives for New York.