Two Key Pass Catchers Miss Ravens' Practice

The Baltimore Ravens could be without two of their top pass catchers for Week 11's showdown with the Carolina Panthers. Tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Desean Jackson were both absent at Wednesday's practice. Andrews, the Ravens' leading receiver, has been out since suffering a shoulder injury in the team's Week 8 27-22 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jackson signed on with the Ravens in November and injured his hamstring in a Week 9 27-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, his only appearance of the season.

With games against the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Denver Broncos in the coming weeks, the 6-3 Ravens can likely afford to take their time with Andrews and Jackson. The team can rely on their run game to get by until Andrews is fully healthy. The Ravens rank second in rushing yards and rushing yards per attempt this season.

Andrews initially joined the Ravens as their 86th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The two-time Pro Bowler emerged as a superstar in the league in 2021, hauling in 107 receptions for 1361 yards and nine touchdowns in an All-Pro season. The Ravens will need him at the peak of his powers for the stretch run.
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