The Ravens must wait another week to welcome back their Pro Bowl pash rusher.
Despite returning to practice on a limited basis this week, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) is inactive for Sunday’s meeting with Jacksonville. The 32-year-old had expressed hope that he would return against the Jaguars, but he did not participate in Friday’s walk-through, a discouraging sign for his Week 3 availability.
Dumervil has logged only a handful of practices in his return from offseason foot surgery and suffered a setback in late August that had sidelined him until this week. His absence will again open the door for younger options such as Za’Darius Smith and Matt Judon to receive increased pass-rushing opportunities.
As expected, rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley is active and will start after missing Wednesday’s practice with a foot ailment. The first-round pick was a full participant in practices for the remainder of the week.
Interestingly enough, Baltimore turned in the same list of inactives for the third consecutive week. Cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Will Davis and running back Buck Allen were among the healthy scratches. Offensive lineman John Urschel (shoulder) was inactive for the third straight week despite being a full participant in practices since the start of the regular season.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars listed four starters as inactive for Sunday’s game. Jacksonville will be without left tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion), center Brandon Linder (knee), defensive end Jared Odrick (triceps), and cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) against the Ravens.
The absence of Beachum and Linder should create an advantage for the Baltimore defensive line that’s already had a strong start to the season.
The referee for Sunday’s game is Gene Steratore.
According to Weather.com, the Sunday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, temperatures reaching 87 degrees, a 15 percent chance of rain, and winds up to 11 miles per hour.
The Ravens will wear purple jerseys with white pants while the Jaguars don white tops with white pants.
Sunday marks the 20th meeting between these old AFC Central rivals with Jacksonville holding the 11-8 advantage. The Ravens are 2-6 in their trips to EverBank Field and haven’t won there since the 2001 season.
Below are Sunday’s inactives:
LB Elvis Dumervil
CB Jerraud Powers
RB Kenneth Dixon
CB Will Davis
RB Buck Allen
OL John Urschel
DT Willie Henry
DE Jared Odrick
LT Kelvin Beachum
CB Prince Amukamara
C Brandon Linder
QB Brandon Allen
TE Ben Koyack
DE Chris Smith