OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens are hurting at the tight end position just a few days ahead of their Week 4 meeting with Pittsburgh.
Benjamin Watson, Baltimore’s leading receiver through the first three games of the season, remained sidelined with a calf injury during Thursday’s workout. He caught the Ravens’ lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter of the 44-7 loss to Jacksonville in London and did speak with reporters on Wednesday, but he has yet to practice this week.
Fellow tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) is also sidelined and appears likely to miss his second straight game.
As was the case Wednesday, starting defensive tackle Brandon Williams (foot) was on the field during the portion of practice open to media, but he did not participate, creating more doubt about his status for this week. He would likely need to practice on at least a limited basis Friday to have a chance to play against the Steelers. Williams did not play in Week 3.
Rookie cornerback Jaylen Hill (thigh) remained absent and is expected to miss his third straight regular-season game after hurting his hamstring days before the end of the preseason last month.
The Steelers were still without two offensive starters on Thursday as wide receiver Martavis Bryant (illness) and left guard Ramon Foster (thumb) did not take part.
Below is Thursday’s full injury report:
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Jaylen Hill (thigh), TE Benjamin Watson (calf), DT Brandon Williams (foot), TE Maxx Williams (ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Martavis Bryant (illness), G Ramon Foster (thumb)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: S Sean Davis (ankle), LB Bud Dupree (shouler), OT Marcus Gilbert (hamstring), TE Jesse James (shoulder), S Michael Mitchell (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Le’Veon Bell (non-injury), QB Ben Roethlisberger (non-injury), DE Stephon Tuitt (biceps), LB T.J. Watt (groin)