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Ravens WR Rashod Bateman has ‘real good’ chance to play despite groin injury; Vikings DT Michael Pierce ruled out

Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman missed practice Friday with a groin injury, but coach John Harbaugh said afterward that the first-round pick has a “real good” chance to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Bateman, who missed the Ravens’ first five games while recovering from groin surgery, had been a full participant in every practice since he was moved to the 53-man roster in mid-October. He didn’t appear on the team’s injury report Thursday and was listed as questionable on Friday’s.

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“We’ll just see how he feels,” Harbaugh said of Bateman, whose injury is “nothing serious.”

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (thigh) is also questionable after being a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday. Harbaugh said Friday that Watkins, who hasn’t played since Week 5, looked “good” in practice.

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Running back Latavius Murray (ankle) and right tackle Patrick Mekari (ankle) are listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game after missing their third straight practice. Devonta Freeman started for Murray in a Week 7 loss to the Bengals, while Tyre Phillips replaced Mekari after he went down against Cincinnati.

Defensive tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder) returned to practice Friday after missing the week’s first two workouts, but he’s questionable for Sunday’s game. Quarterback Tyler Huntley was back after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday with an illness and will back up starter Lamar Jackson.

Harbaugh ruled out defensive end Derek Wolfe, who missed practice this week with a back injury. Wolfe, who hasn’t played yet this season, was designated to return from injured reserve last week. Defensive end Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, meanwhile, got Friday off to rest.

In Minnesota, former Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce was ruled out of Sunday’s game with an elbow injury. Starting outside linebacker Anthony Barr and backup cornerback Cameron Dantzler are questionable.


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