Ravens rookie offensive lineman Tyre Phillips is questionable to play in Sunday’s season opener against the Cleveland Browns, while three others have been ruled out.
Phillips, a contender to start at right guard, missed practice Thursday with an ankle injury but was a full participant Friday. Veteran D.J. Fluker is another option to replace All-Pro selection Marshal Yanda.
Wide receiver Chris Moore (finger), running back Justice Hill (thigh) and rookie defensive tackle Justin Madubuike (knee), who did not practice all week, will not be available Sunday. Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee did not practice Friday, but he wasn’t listed on the team’s injury report.
If any players are placed on injured reserve before Sunday’s game, they would be allowed to return after just three weeks. Under new NFL rules, teams can also now return an unlimited number of players from IR throughout the year.
The Browns' potential absences Sunday are more notable. Starting cornerback Greedy Williams (shoulder) and starting outside linebacker Mack Wilson (knee) have been ruled out. Former River Hill standout Kevin Johnson (liver), a reserve cornerback, and reserve offensive tackle Chris Hubbard (ankle) also will not play Sunday.
Starting center JC Tretter (knee) and reserve cornerback M.J. Stewart Jr. (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are questionable. If Tretter cannot play Sunday, Cleveland will start two rookies along its offensive line: left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and center Nick Harris, a first- and fifth-round draft pick, respectively.