The Ravens’ cornerback room is in flux as Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins approaches.
Four days after Week 1 starter Kyle Fuller suffered a season-ending knee injury, projected Week 2 starters Marlon Humphrey (groin) and Brandon Stephens (quadriceps) were limited and missing at practice Thursday, respectively.
The Ravens could get some help Sunday against the Miami Dolphins with the activation of Marcus Peters (knee), a full participant in practice Thursday for the first time this season. Coach John Harbaugh sidestepped a question Monday about how close Peters was to playing in the season opener. After running extensively before the game inside MetLife Stadium, the three-time Pro Bowl selection was inactive.
“I don’t have the measurement on that,” said Harbaugh, who’s scheduled to address reporters after practice Friday. “That’s not something I have a number on.”
Depending on their secondary’s health, the Ravens could lean on rookies Damarion “Pepe” Williams and Jalyn Armour-Davis to contain explosive wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
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Rookie defensive tackle Travis Jones (knee), who missed all of practice last week and the team’s opener, was a full participant in practice Thursday after being limited in his return Wednesday. Defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald said after practice Thursday that Jones was “ready to roll.”
Running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) also participated fully for the second straight day, boosting his chances of making his season debut at M&T Bank Stadium. Dobbins hasn’t played since the Ravens’ 2021 preseason finale.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, however, missed practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Stanley, who also missed last Thursday’s practice, has yet to fully participate in a practice since being cleared to return. If he’s unavailable Sunday, Patrick Mekari is expected to start. Veteran Ja’Wuan James suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets.
Fullback Patrick Ricard (calf) missed his second straight practice, while wide receiver James Proche II (groin) was absent after being limited Wednesday. Tight end Nick Boyle got the day off to rest.
In Miami Gardens, Florida, Dolphins starting left tackle Terron Armstead returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s workout with a toe injury and veteran rest. Starting right tackle Austin Jackson, who left Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots with a right ankle injury and did not return, missed his second straight day.
Starting wide receiver Cedrick Wilson (toe), reserve running back Salvon Ahmed (heel) and starting outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (rest) returned to practice as limited participants for Miami, while reserve tight end Cethan Carter (concussion protocol) remained sidelined.
Reserve tight end Tanner Conner (knee) remains limited. Starting safety Brandon Jones (hip) and starting defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (back) were limited Thursday for the first time this week.