Ravens rookie wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor are questionable for Sunday’s road matchup against the Seattle Seahawks after missing their second straight week of practice with ankle injuries.
Both Brown and Onwuasor haven’t practiced since tweaking their ankles in the team’s 26-23 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago, despite finishing the game with their injuries.
Coach John Harbaugh on Friday said Brown and Onwuasor’s status was “up in the air” after previously saying on Monday the two were “day-to-day” and would have to practice this week to be eligible to play.
“If we see them practicing as the week goes on, we’ll be confident that they can play,” Harbaugh said Monday. “If we don’t, then we won’t.”
The team’s depth at cornerback for Sunday is also in question with Maurice Canady (thigh) and Anthony Averett (ankle) listed as questionable.
Canady, who exited last Sunday’s 23-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals late in the fourth quarter, did not practice all week. Averett, who was a healthy scratch the past two weeks, did not practice Thursday and Friday after surfacing on the injury report with an ankle injury.
Cornerback/special teams ace Justin Bethel lined up at cornerback for the Bengals’ final offensive possession, but his role has been reserved to special teams this season. Cornerback/punt returner Cyrus Jones has only played 11 defensive snaps.
New Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters is expected to make his Ravens debut Sunday, but the team may need him to play more snaps than it originally envisioned with the latest injury developments.
“He looked good,” Harbaugh said of Peters. “He’s ready to go. As I said, he’s going to play. He’ll probably play a lot. So, we’re looking forward to it.”
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who injured his knee last Sunday against the Bengals, was a full participant on Friday and is questionable. Harbaugh said he expects Stanley to play against the Seahawks.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith, who returned to practice this week and has been limited, is doubtful for Sunday.
Two Seahawks starters on the offensive line, tackle Duane Brown (biceps) and guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), are listed as questionable.
Both linemen did not play in the team’s road win against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Brown did not practice this week and Fluker was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday.
Safety Bradley McDougald (back), defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and former Maryland Terrapin Quinton Jefferson (oblique) are also questionable.
Safety Lano Hill (elbow) is doubtful. Tight end Will Dissly, who is expected to miss the rest of the season will an achilles injury, has been ruled out.
>> Peters, who switched his jersey number from No. 30 to cornerback Brandon Carr’s No. 24, said the decision was “an OG call.”
Carr switched to No. 39, which he wore the first nine years of his career.
“That was an OG call,” Peters said Friday, speaking to reporters for the first time. “I owe him a lot of respect. I’m going to take care of his foundation for that. He couldn’t let me rock that 30.”
>> Harbaugh paid his respects on Friday to former U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday from complications of longstanding health issues.
“I never did get a chance to get to know him, but I have nothing but the utmost respect for Mr. Cummings,” Harbaugh said. "I wish I had gotten the chance to know him. I have regrets now that I never did get a chance to know him, but I followed him very closely with just nothing but admiration for what he did in the community and for how committed he was.
“He had a long history of civil rights work, all the way back to the beginning. It just means a lot. It’s a sad day, but he was a great man.”
>> Former Ravens defensive lineman Justin Bannon has been charged with attempted murder and assault in Colorado, according to the Denver Post.
Bannon, 40, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of his involvement in a Wednesday shooting that left a woman in the hospital.
Bannon, a 12-year veteran, spent four seasons with the Ravens from 2006-2010.