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Andrews returns, Edwards inactive for Ravens’ Week 11 tilt with Carolina

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BALTIMORE — With extra time to recover from shoulder and knee injuries that had sidelined him since Week 8, All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews was ready to go for the Ravens against Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

Returning to the practice field after the bye week and participating fully on Friday, Andrews was active and set to start after being listed as questionable on the final injury report. The two-time Pro Bowl selection went through his typical pregame routine and appeared to be moving around well prior to the inactive list being released. Andrews sat out the Week 9 win at New Orleans, which was the first game he had missed since sitting out two contests with a bout of COVID-19 in 2020.

Not one to even sit out many practices before these recent ailments, Andrews said he was “dying to get back out there and play with the guys” this week.

“It’s been tough. … But I’m feeling good,” Andrews said Thursday. “It’s just been a little bit of a process, a little different for me. I think just maturity and seeing the bigger picture has been the thing for me.”

The news wasn’t all positive for Baltimore before Sunday’s game as running back Gus Edwards (hamstring) was deactivated. Over the course of the practice week, head coach John Harbaugh had walked back some of the optimism expressed during the bye that Edwards would be back for the Carolina game. Edwards was a limited practice participant all week, but the Ravens ultimately chose to be cautious with their fifth-year back who had only returned in Week 7 from last year’s serious knee injury.

As expected, star quarterback Lamar Jackson was active and set to start after missing Friday’s practice due to an illness. Though Jackson was officially designated as questionable on the final injury report, the Ravens did not elevate third quarterback Anthony Brown from the practice squad on Saturday, an obvious sign that Jackson’s Week 11 status wasn’t in doubt.

The NFL debut for rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo will have to wait another week as the second-round pick out of Michigan was a healthy scratch. Rookie fourth-round tight end Charlie Kolar was also inactive for Week 11.

For the second straight game, the Ravens deactivated veteran inside linebacker Josh Bynes, who lost his starting job after the trade deadline acquisition of Roquan Smith.

Prior to Saturday’s roster deadline, the Ravens elevated veteran cornerback Daryl Worley from the practice squad with rookie corner Jalyn Armour-Davis out due to a hip injury suffered in practice on Wednesday. As expected, Baltimore did not elevate veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who missed the entire practice week with a hamstring injury sustained against New Orleans in Week 9.

The Panthers activated starting safety Jeremy Chinn from injured reserve on Saturday afternoon. Chinn had been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Week 4.

Below were the Week 11 inactives: 

BALTIMORE
RB Gus Edwards
ILB Josh Bynes
OLB David Ojabo
TE Charlie Kolar
G Ben Cleveland
CB Jalyn Armour-Davis

CAROLINA
QB PJ Walker
WR Rashard Higgins
S Juston Burris
S Myles Hartsfield
TE Giovanni Ricci
OT Larnel Coleman
DT Matt Ioannidis

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