Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (back/hip) have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, while eight Ravens are questionable to play.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson (illness), rookie outside linebacker Daelin Hayes (knee), safety DeShon Elliott (concussion) and cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (ankle) and Tavon Young (knee) are all in line to play after participating fully in Friday’s practice. Wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (ankle) was a limited participant, while outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (shoulder) sat out alongside Stanley, Wolfe and inside linebacker Chris Board.
Jackson missed Thursday’s practice with an illness unrelated to the coronavirus. On Friday, the Ravens placed defensive tackle Brandon Williams, defensive end Justin Madubuike and outside linebackers Justin Houston and Jaylon Ferguson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ferguson reportedly tested positive for the virus.
Under NFL protocols, players are placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list if they test positive for the virus or are deemed a high-risk close contact. Only unvaccinated players are designated as close contacts; they must quarantine for five days while continuing to test negative.
In Detroit, the Lions ruled out only starting linebacker Jamie Collins Sr., whom the team is hoping to trade. Five starters — wide receiver Kalif Raymond (thigh), running back D’Andre Swift (groin), defensive end Michael Brockers (shoulder), and outside linebackers Romeo Okwara (shoulder) and Trey Flowers (shoulder/knee) — are questionable, as are reserve outside linebacker Julian Okwara (neck) and defensive end Kevin Strong (concussion/thigh). Flowers did not practice this week.
On defense, Detroit is already without 2020 first-round pick and Jeff Okudah (Achilles tendon) and his replacement at cornerback, Ifeatu Melifonwu (thigh).