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Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser a healthy scratch vs. Titans

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Outside linebacker Tyus Bowser was a healthy scratch for the Ravens’ game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, the first time the 2017 second-round draft pick was inactive during his Ravens career.

Bowser has five tackles and no sacks in five games, and has struggled on special teams. Among Ravens outside linebackers, he has struggled to surpass Terrell Suggs, Za'Darius Smith, Tim Williams and Matthew Judon for playing time.

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The Ravens are in good position at the first-quarter pole thanks to an offense starting to hit its stride and a defense that's been stingy. But there's room for improvement.

Also inactive for the Ravens were quarterback Robert Griffin III, wide receiver Jordan Lasley, cornerback Anthony Averett, defensive lineman-fullback Patrick Ricard, center Hroniss Grasu and defensive tackle Zach Sieler. All but Averett (hamstring) were healthy scratches.

Defensive tackles Willie Henry and Michael Pierce were both available for the first time this season. Henry missed the Ravens’ first four games before returning to their game last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Pierce was sidelined with a foot injury in Cleveland and was limited in practice Friday.

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Cornerback Cyrus Jones (Gilman), who was claimed off waivers Monday with the release of wide receiver-returner Tim White, made his Ravens debut Sunday. Running back Gus Edwards, promoted off the practice squad after third-stringer De’Lance Turner was designated for injured reserve, also played.

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