EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As many Ravens players and coaches took time to greet former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale ahead of Sunday’s tilt with the New York Giants, there was little drama regarding the inactive list for Week 6.
Cornerback Jalyn-Armour Davis was the only healthy scratch as the fourth-round rookie out of Alabama was deactivated for the third straight week.
As expected, running back Justice Hill (hamstring) joined wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot), outside linebacker Justin Houston (groin), and reserve guard Ben Cleveland (foot) among the inactives. While the latter three were officially ruled out Friday, Hill had been designated as doubtful on the final injury report after returning to practice on a limited basis late in the week.
After filling in for injured free safety Marcus Williams in the second half of the Week 5 victory over Cincinnati, 2020 seventh-round pick Geno Stone lined up with the first-team defense during pregame warmups and was set to make his second career start.
With Houston sidelined for a third straight game and Williams now on injured reserve, the Ravens elevated veteran outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and second-year defensive back Ar’Darius Washington from the practice squad for Sunday’s game. Baltimore exhausted its final practice-squad elevation on outside linebacker Brandon Copeland last week, leading to the 29-year-old Attaochu getting the nod for his 2022 season debut.
Veteran inside linebacker A.J. Klein was also making his Ravens debut. The 31-year-old spent only a couple days on the Giants’ practice squad before being signed to Baltimore’s 53-man roster last week.
As expected, Giants defensive tackle Leonard Williams was activated after missing the last three games with a knee injury. New York wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson was also active after missing the last four contests with a knee injury.
Below were the official Week 6 inactives:
CB Jalyn Armour-Davis
ILB A.J. Klein
WR Rashod Bateman
OLB Justin Houston
RB Justice Hill
G Ben Cleveland
CB Cor’Dale Flott
WR Kenny Golladay
S Jason Pinnock
WR Kadarius Toney
OLB Azeez Ojulari