Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith injured his shoulder in the second quarter of Monday night’s 47-42 road win over the Cleveland Browns and did not return to the game.
Smith was listed as questionable to play before the game because of a groin injury. Davontae Harris took Smith’s place as the team’s third cornerback on the Browns’ first possession of the second half.
The Ravens entered the Browns game with just four active cornerbacks. The team deactivated cornerback Anthony Averett and Tramon Williams was inactive because of a thigh injury.
Quarterback Trace McSorley, who entered the game after Lamar Jackson left with cramps, fell and grabbed his knee on a late fourth-quarter run. McSorley, who filled in for injured Robert Griffin III (who is on injured reserve with a hamstring injury) two weeks ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers and threw a 70-yard touchdown pass, walked off the field on his own power. Jackson entered the game on the next play and threw a go-ahead 44-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to give the Ravens a 42-35 lead.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh did not have an update on the extent of either player’s injury after the game.
Meanwhile, cornerback Marcus Peters injured his calf in the fourth quarter but returned to the game. The team announced that Peters was questionable to return but Harbaugh said that Peters ran back onto the field without being officially cleared by the team’s trainers.
“Marcus Peters, he went out there; the trainers didn’t even tell him it was OK to run out there,” Harbaugh said. “He ran … All of a sudden, I see him running out there, and I say, ‘Is Marcus cleared?’ Our trainer [head certified athletic trainer] Ron [Medlin] says, ‘Marcus is out there?’ I was like, ‘Yes, he just ran out.’ And then he blitzed and almost got a sack. It was just one of those wild games that … It’s going to be hard to explain and define.”