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Set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their 2013 preseason opener, the Ravens announced prior to Thursday’s game that they’ll be without a number of players as expected.
Though not required to release an inactives list in the preseason, the Ravens listed the following players as unavailable for Thursday night:
TE Ed Dickson
CB Lardarius Webb
WR David Reed
S Omar Brown
CB Chris Johnson
G Marshal Yanda
LB Jameel McClain
Though the Ravens did not officially list the following players as inactive, defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (knee), tight end Dennis Pitta (hip), and rookie offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (foot) obviously won’t play as they recover from long-term injuries. Lewis-Moore remains on the non-football injury list, but Pitta and Jensen remain on the 90-man preseason roster for now.
Among the players who are sidelined for the first preseason game, none came as any surprise as cornerback Lardarius Webb was the only one to take part in all practices this week as he continues to work his way back to full speed following last season’s ACL injury. Though coach John Harbaugh has said there’s a good chance that Webb will be able to play in some in the preseason, he was fully expected to be held out of Thursday’s game since he has yet to take part in 11-on-11 contact drills during training camp practices.
The Ravens will wear their purple jerseys and white pants for Thursday’s game
Tampa Bay listed the following players as inactive: CB Darrelle Revis, G Davin Joseph, G Carl Nicks, DE Adrian Clayborn, and K Lawrence Tynes. Revis is being handled in a similar fashion to Webb as the Buccaneers are working him back slowly from an ACL injury.
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