Starting right tackle Rick Wagner not practicing Friday for Ravens

Ravens offensive lineman Rick Wagner participates in a practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 3, 2015.
Ravens offensive lineman Rick Wagner participates in a practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 3, 2015.(Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

The Ravens offensive line, despite the return of left guard Kelechi Osemele this week, remains in flux as starting right tackle Rick Wagner was not practicing during the opening portion of Friday's practice.

He was not on the team's injury report Wednesday or Thursday, and it's unclear what is keeping him from practice today.


Coach John Harbaugh said Wagner's absence was "not a concern"

"He's fine," Harbaugh said.

Wagner, whose season ended last December when he suffered a Lisfranc foot sprain, was brought along slowly in training camp but is the only offensive player to play every snap this season for the Ravens.

With left tackle Eugene Monroe nursing a shoulder injury that kept him out last week against the Cleveland Browns, top reserve tackle James Hurst is the projected starting left tackle Sunday at Miami.

Undrafted rookie tackle De'Ondre Wesley, who was signed off the practice squad on Oct. 28 and has played two games on special teams, is the only other natural tackle on the roster. Guard Ryan Jensen competed with Wagner for the starting right tackle spot in training camp last year, but has moved back to the interior.

Wesley has appeared in two games on special teams since being added to the active roster, and said it was "a cool experience" to line up with the first-team offensive line next to All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda Friday.

If that's required on Sunday, Wesley said he's confident he "can go out there and be that guy.

"With all the preparation and studying and what we do as a team, I feel like the coaching staff has gotten me in a place to where I can go out and perform the way I need to," Wesley said.


That, however would be another mix-up on the offensive line in the second half. Jensen started at left guard for Osemele in the last two games, and John Urschel is starting at center after Jeremy Zuttah went on injured reserve last month with a pectoral injury.

Otherwise, tight end Maxx Williams (concussion) and Monroe (shoulder) were the only absentees. Defensive end Chris Canty and inside linebacker Daryl Smith both returned after getting Thursday off.