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Dobbins, Peters join Stanley as inactive for Ravens’ 2022 season opener

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After all was said and done, none of the key Ravens players beginning training camp on the physically unable to perform list made it back to action in time for the 2022 season opener against the New York Jets.

Listed as questionable on the final injury report on Friday after logging limited practice time this week, cornerback Marcus Peters (knee) and running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) were ultimately deactivated for Sunday’s game. Both went through workouts less than three hours prior to the 1 p.m. kickoff with Peters running the steps of the entire perimeter of the lower deck at MetLife Stadium.

Veteran newcomer Kyle Fuller was set to start in Peters’ place opposite Marlon Humphrey while Mike Davis lined up as the No. 1 running back during warmups.

Baltimore officially ruled out left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) on Friday, which wasn’t surprising with the former All-Pro selection having just begun practicing last Monday. Stanley, 28, has appeared in just one regular-season game since initially hurting his left ankle on Nov. 1, 2020, an injury that’s required at least three surgeries. Veteran Ja’Wuan James was preparing to make his first NFL start at left tackle after practicing there with the first-team offense all summer.

Despite not carrying a game status designation ahead of Sunday’s game, veteran tight end Nick Boyle (ankle) was also among the inactives. Boyle sat out Thursday’s practice before being listed as a full participant on Friday. Rookie fourth-round pick Isaiah Likely and fourth-year veteran Josh Oliver were backing up 2021 All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews against the Jets.

The Ravens also deactivated rookie offensive tackle Daniel Faalele, meaning Patrick Mekari was set to serve as the swing tackle behind James and starting right tackle Morgan Moses. Rookie defensive tackle Travis Jones (knee) was declared out on Friday.

Needing additional depth at outside linebacker, the Ravens elevated veteran Steven Means from the practice squad on Saturday. However, the versatile Malik Harrison was lining up as the strong-side outside linebacker during warmups, an indication of how thin the Ravens currently are at edge defender behind 2021 first-round pick Odafe Oweh and 12th-year veteran Justin Houston.

On Saturday, the Jets placed left tackle Duane Brown (shoulder) on injured reserve, forcing projected right tackle George Fant to move back to the blindside. Brown signed with New York in mid-August to replace 2020 first-round pick Mekhi Becton, who suffered a season-ending knee injury early in training camp.

Below were Sunday’s inactives:

 

BALTIMORE
CB Marcus Peters
RB J.K. Dobbins
OT Ronnie Stanley
OT Daniel Faalele
TE Nick Boyle
DT Travis Jones

NEW YORK
QB Zach Wilson
WR Denzel Mims
TE Jeremy Ruckert
OL Conor McDermott
DL Bryce Huff

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