Ravens “close to full strength” entering Sunday’s clash with Titans in London

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Aiming to rebound from last week’s loss in Pittsburgh and conclude their stretch of three straight road games on a high note, the Ravens will have nearly their entire 53-man roster available to play against Tennessee in London on Sunday.

Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh was the only player ruled out for the Week 6 tilt with the Titans as the 2021 first-round pick will miss his fourth straight game with an ankle injury. He was the only player not to be listed as a full practice participant on Friday.

“All our guys are working their way back, and I’m proud of them,” said head coach John Harbaugh, also noting that Oweh is progressing toward a return. “They’ve done a great job of doing everything that they can do to get back [and] be as healthy and as strong as they can be, and we’re very close to full strength. That’s a big deal. That’s a plus.”

After missing his first game since the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury last week, right tackle Morgan Moses practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and does not carry an injury designation into Sunday’s game. That means the Ravens are expected to have their entire starting offensive line healthy and active for the first time since the Sept. 10 season opener.

Top backup Patrick Mekari (chest) also practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and is ready to play despite exiting in the second half of last week’s 17-10 loss to the Steelers.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey made his season debut last week and acknowledged to reporters in London that he’s still working his way back to pre-injury form after undergoing foot surgery in mid-August, but he practiced fully on Thursday and Friday.

“I’m getting there. It’s a work in progress,” Humphrey said. “But we’ve been doing a pretty good pitch count — how many plays I get — getting back into the groove of things, and I think it’s working pretty well. As the weeks go on, I think it’ll just get better and better. I’ll get used to how I feel [and] different things. But once you get out there, you’ve just got to put everything to the side and just play.”

Humphrey, a three-time Pro Bowl selection played 37 of 66 defensive snaps against Pittsburgh, rotating with fellow veteran Ronald Darby while Brandon Stephens played every snap at the opposite outside corner position.

Despite being limited in last week’s return after a two-game absence with an ankle injury, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is also off the game status injury report. The former three-time Pro Bowl receiver has made just seven catches for 79 yards in three games this season.

“It never feels good when you’re not at your very, very best,” Beckham said. “I feel much better this week even though there was a lot of traveling. It’s hard to stay up on hydration, stay up on the regular schedule. There are so many things that you have to adapt to, but there’s no time for excuses or putting blame here or there. I’m a man. I take my wins with my losses.

“I just have to come out and just be better — plain and simple — and do whatever I can to help this team win.”

Baltimore listed undrafted rookie running back Keaton Mitchell as questionable for Sunday’s game as he continued to practice fully. Mitchell began the season on injured reserve and was designated to return to practice last week, but the Ravens would need to add him to their 53-man roster by Saturday for the rookie to make his NFL debut. There is an open spot on Baltimore’s 53-man roster, but Harbaugh was noncommittal about Mitchell being activated for Week 6.

The Titans are more banged up than the Ravens entering Sunday’s game with starting wide receiver Treylon Burks (knee) among three players who were declared out after not traveling to London on Thursday. Starting center Aaron Brewer and starting nose tackle Teair Tart (toe) were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game after being limited in practices this week. Tart missed last week’s loss at Indianapolis.

Below is the final injury report for Week 6:

OUT: OLB Odafe Oweh (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Keaton Mitchel (shoulder – IR/designated to return)

OUT: WR Treylon Burks (knee), LB Luke Gifford (hamstring), CB Elijah Molden (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: C Aaron Brewer (neck), DT Teair Tart (toe)

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