Two injured Ravens starters, running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Sammy Watkins, were ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after not practicing this week.
Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that the Ravens would monitor Murray this week after he sprained his ankle Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Watkins hasn’t practiced since hurting his hamstring in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.
With Murray inactive Sunday, Ty’Son Williams is likely to return to action in the Ravens’ AFC North opener against Cincinnati. After starting the first three games of the season, Williams has been a healthy scratch two of the past three weeks.
Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva (knee), center Bradley Bozeman (back), inside linebacker Patrick Queen (thigh) and cornerback Tavon Young (knee) are questionable. Only Young was a full participant Friday; Villanueva, Bozeman and Queen were limited for at least the second straight day.
Defensive end Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, who missed Friday’s practice to rest, are expected to play.
Bengals defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin (illness) and cornerback Jalen Davis (ankle), both backups, are questionable.