Beckham among six Ravens officially questionable to play against Chargers on Sunday night

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens have a crowded injury report and are surely ready for their long-awaited bye next week, but they should still be in solid shape for the trip to Los Angeles to face the Chargers on Sunday Night Football.

Baltimore officially listed six players as questionable to play in Week 12, a list that includes cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey (calf) and Damarion Williams (ankle), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), wide receivers Zay Flowers (hip) and Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder), and tight end Charlie Kolar (illness). The good news is Humphrey was the only member of that group who was unable to log a full practice this week, meaning the Ravens should have most of those players available against the reeling Chargers.

Given the setback risk associated with many calf injuries, Humphrey remains the biggest question mark, especially with the Week 13 bye looming. Designated to return from injured reserve to begin practicing this week, Williams hadn’t practiced since early August and is probably a better bet to be activated after the bye.

Speaking to reporters after practicing fully Friday, Beckham called himself “a game-time decision,” but the 31-year-old sounded like he was preparing to play in his first trip back to Los Angeles since helping the Rams win a Super Bowl two years ago. Beckham hurt his shoulder in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over Cincinnati after logging his first 100-yard receiving performance with the Ravens.

“I’m trying my best each and every way,” Beckham said. “I won’t say that it’ll be pain-free, but I’m definitely going to find a way to do what I can for the people in this locker room [and] this team and find another way to help us get another win.”

Stanley rested on Friday, but he told reporters he expects to return to action after sitting out the Bengals game with a right knee injury. The former Pro Bowl offensive lineman acknowledged being concerned that he’d suffered a more serious injury upon exiting the Week 10 loss to Cleveland.

Many assumed the Ravens wouldn’t have their starting left tackle back in action until after the bye.

“To have things like that happen to me and then look at it and nothing major has come out of it, that’s a blessing for me,” said Stanley, who’s missed 36 regular-season games dating back to 2020. “I’ve been down the other road before, so I’m definitely looking on the positive side.”

Despite sitting out Thursday’s practice with a hip issue, the rookie Flowers said it “wasn’t even a question” that he’d play against the Chargers after returning to log a full practice on Friday. Flowers leads Baltimore in both catches (53) and receiving yards (588) this season.

“The rookie wall didn’t get me yet, but I’m feeling good,” Flowers said. “I’m ready to go, get this win, get a bye week, go home, and see my family. I’m feeling good going into this game.”

Wide receivers Rashod Bateman (foot) and Devin Duvernay (knee) do not carry game status designations despite missing some practice time earlier in the week.

The Ravens officially ruled out tight end Mark Andrews for Week 12 and are expected to place him on injured reserve after the three-time Pro Bowl selection underwent surgery on his left ankle, which is expected to sideline him until at least deep into the postseason. Versatile linebacker Malik Harrison (groin) was listed as doubtful after being added to the injury report on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Chargers listed tight end Gerald Everett (chest) and wide receiver Jalen Guyton (groin) as questionable for Sunday night. Everett practiced fully on Friday while Guyton was limited all week after sitting out last Sunday’s loss at Green Bay.

Below is the final injury report for Week 12:

OUT: TE Mark Andrews (ankle), ILB Trenton Simpson (concussion)
DOUBTFUL: LB Malik Harrison (groin)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder), WR Zay Flowers (hip), CB Marlon Humphrey (calf), TE Charlie Kolar (illness), OT Ronnie Stanley (knee), CB Damarion Williams (ankle)

OUT: TE Nick Vannett (concussion), S JT Woods (illness)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Gerald Everett (chest), WR Jalen Guyton (groin)

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