Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to start against the Bears on Sunday, after returning from a two-day illness. It is the rest of the blazing roster that is now a question mark.
The Ravens dismissed three players for their Week 11 matchup in Chicago on Friday over their injury report, which listed a season-high 13 game situation. Wide receiver Miles Boykin (finger), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder) and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) will not be available.
Boykin did full training on Wednesday and Thursday before the injury took place. McPhee missed the team’s Thursday and Friday workouts, while Williams was unavailable throughout the week.
Ten players were listed as suspects. On offense, the Ravens could be without wide receivers Marquis “Hollywood” Brown (thigh) and Devin DuVernay (knee), Latvius Murray (ankle), tight end Nick Boyle (knee) and offensive tackles Patrick McCreery (ankle) and Cedric. Ogbuhi (thigh).
Boyle was a full partner throughout the week and is on track to make his 2021 debut on Sunday. Brown was limited in his return to practice on Friday, while Murray and Macari were confined throughout the week. DuVernay was injured early in practice on Friday, and Ogbuhi missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday after participating completely.
On defense, linebacker Christian Welch (legs) and cornerbacks Anthony Everett (thigh), Tavon Young (legs) and Jimmy Smith (hip/neck) are suspects inside. Welch and Everett did not practice on Friday, their first absence this week. Young and Smith were limited on Thursday and Friday.
Center Bradley Bozeman and wide receiver Rashod Bateman, who missed practice this week with an illness, were not listed in the injury report.
Linebacker Khalil Mack’s out-of-star Bears, meanwhile, will have leg surgery at the end of the season, coach Matt Nagy said on Friday. Akim Hicks (ankle), who starts the defensive tackle, is also out. Starting wide receiver Alan Robinson II (hamstrings) is doubtful, while starting safety Eddie Jackson (hamstrings) and reserve offensive lineman Eliza Wilkinson (back) are doubtful.