Moses practices fully, M. Williams not on injury report as Ravens prepare for Cleveland

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens could be on the way to having their full 53-man roster available to play in Sunday’s AFC North showdown with Cleveland.

After sitting out last Sunday’s blowout win over Seattle, right tackle Morgan Moses (shoulder) practiced fully while safety Marcus Williams (hamstring) wan’t even listed on Wednesday’s injury report, meaning he’s likely to return from a three-game absence barring a late-week setback. Still dealing with a shoulder injury originally sustained in the Week 4 win over the Browns in Cleveland, Moses missed his second game of the season against the Seahawks with the versatile Patrick Mekari starting in his place. Before dealing with this injury, the 32-year-old Moses hadn’t missed a regular-season contest since the 2014 campaign.

With Williams returning to action as Geno Stone still leads the NFL in interceptions (six), defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald is likely to use more three-safety packages with Kyle Hamilton moving to the nickel spot. However, that would mean diminished playing time for veteran cornerback Arthur Maulet, who has played well in the slot.

Just two players on Baltimore’s 53-man roster sat out Wednesday’s practice with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. receiving a rest day for his knee and nose tackle Michael Pierce dealing with an illness. Cornerback Kevon Seymour was also missing after injuring his shoulder in the win over Seattle, but he was demoted to the practice squad last week.

The Browns are in much worse shape from a health standpoint despite starting quarterback Deshaun Watson (right shoulder) now being listed as a full participant after making his return to game action last week. Not only did Cleveland lose starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. to a multi-week knee injury in last Sunday’s win over Arizona, but starting right tackle Dawand Jones missed Wednesday’s practice because of knee and shoulder issues, further clouding the Browns’ offensive tackle picture for Sunday’s game. Jones, a rookie fourth-round pick, has already been filling in for veteran right tackle Jack Conklin, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1.

Jones wasn’t the only Cleveland starter missing from Wednesday’s practice as cornerback Greg Newsome (groin) and tight end David Njoku (knee) were among the nine players sitting out.

Below is Wednesday’s full injury report:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (rest/knee), NT Michael Pierce (illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION: OT Morgan Moses (shoulder)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR David Bell (knee), G Joel Bitonio (rest), WR Amari Cooper (rest/ankle), DE Myles Garrett (rest), WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion), OT Dawand Jones (knee/shoulder), CB Greg Newsome (groin), TE David Njoku (knee), RB Pierre Strong (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Ogbo Okoronkwo (groin), DE Alex Wright (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION: S Grant Delpit (shoulder), OL Nick Harris (toe), QB Deshaun Watson (right shoulder)

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