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Ravens WR Rashod Bateman, OLB Justin Houston ruled out vs. Giants; RB Justice Hill is doubtful

Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman and outside linebacker Justin Houston have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants after missing another week of practice.

Bateman (foot), the team’s top wide receiver, hasn’t practiced since he was hurt in the Ravens’ Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Houston (groin), who has a team-high two sacks, was sidelined in their Week 3 win over the New England Patriots.

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Reserve guard Ben Cleveland also was ruled out of Sunday’s game. He hurt his ankle last week, missed the Ravens’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals and didn’t practice this week. Coach John Harbaugh said after practice Friday that he was hopeful Cleveland would return next week.

Justice Hill, who leads all Ravens running backs this season with 125 rushing yards and 6.6 yards per carry, is doubtful. He missed practice Wednesday and was limited Thursday and Friday after sitting out last week with a hamstring injury.

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Guard Kevin Zeitler, outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul and cornerback Marcus Peters are expected to play after resting Friday. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley was also a full participant in practice for the second straight day.

Outside linebackers Tyus Bowser and David Ojabo, who made their practice debuts Wednesday, are not expected to be activated to the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday’s game. Both missed practice Friday as they continue their recovery from Achilles tendon tears.

The Giants ruled out five players: rotational wide receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring), reserve cornerback Cor’Dale Flottt (calf), and reserve safeties Tony Jefferson (foot) and Jason Pinnock (ankle).

Starting defensive end Azeez Ojulari (calf) is doubtful. Starting defensive lineman Leonard Williams (knee), reserve wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson and reserve tight end Tanner Hudson (illness) are questionable.

Starting running back Saquon Barkley (shoulder), starting cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (knee/neck) and reserve cornerback Darnay Holmes (quadriceps) were limited in practice all week but not listed on the injury report.


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