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Bengals take 10-3 lead with C.J. Uzomah’s 55-yard touchdown

For much of the first half, the Ravens and Bengals have been engaged in a defensive battle, with both teams starting the day with three punts and a field goal. But Cincinnati was able to reach the paint first with the longest play of the game so far. On first-and-10 from the Bengals’ 45, quarterback [more]

NFL Week Seven early inactives: Preston Smith out, Whitney Mercilus active for Packers

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Whitney Mercilus is set to make his Packers debut on Sunday. Mercilus signed with the Packers after being released by the Texans this week and he is in the team’s lineup for [more]

Will Browns, Baker Mayfield agree on a second contract?

Josh Allen has his. Lamar Jackson hopefully will get his in the upcoming bye week. Baker Mayfield may not get one at all. The shoulder injury suffered by the Browns quarterback when making a tackle in Week Two has on one level overshadowed but on a deeper level underscored the fact that he has yet [more]

Week Seven injury report roundup: A.J. Brown, Tyrann Mathieu set to play

Week Seven of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Browns and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Sammy Watkins, Latavius Murray won’t play Sunday

The Ravens will not have running back Latavius Murray (ankle) or receiver Sammy Watkins for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Watkins also missed last week’s game with his injury, while Murray was injured last week. Murray played 26 snaps and had 11 touches for 56 yards against the Chargers. The Ravens have a bye next [more]

Brandon Knight announces he needs a break from football to address mental health

The Ravens claimed offensive tackle Brandon Knight off waivers from the Cowboys on Monday. Knight did not report to the team, and Baltimore placed him on the reserve/did not report list. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Knight “would have to answer” why he didn’t report, and Knight did just that Thursday. Knight, 24, said he [more]

Latavius Murray, Sammy Watkins miss another practice

It’s looking more likely that the Ravens will be playing without running back Latavius Murray and wide receiver Sammy Watkins when they host the Bengals this Sunday. Murray and Watkins missed a second straight day of practice on Wednesday. Murray has an ankle injury he suffered last Sunday and Watkins is dealing with a hamstring [more]

Bengals activate Samaje Perine off COVID-19 list

Cincinnati will have one of its important depth pieces back for Sunday’s matchup with Baltimore. The Bengals announced they’ve activated running back Samaje Perine off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday morning. Perine missed last week’s victory over Detroit after going on the list on Oct. 11. Perine had played the majority of Cincinnati’s offensive snaps [more]

Marlon Humphrey: Ja’Marr Chase has made NFL look easy

The Ravens have beaten the Bengals five straight times and they’ve outscored their divisional mates 114-19 over the last three games, but the talk around Baltimore on Wednesday was not centered on how easy this Sunday’s game is going to be. The Bengals are 4-2, which makes it easy for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to [more]

Joe Burrow on voice rest due to lingering effects of throat contusion

Joe Burrow didn’t have much trouble with the crowd in Detroit, where a paid attendance of 50,831 was less than that. The crowd in Baltimore on Sunday will test the Bengals quarterback’s throat issues. Team doctors have Burrow on voice rest because of throat soreness, a team spokesperson said Wednesday. Burrow skipped his weekly media [more]

Ravens place Brandon Knight on reserve/did not report list

Offensive lineman Brandon Knight did not report to the Ravens after they claimed him off waivers Monday. So the team placed Knight on the reserve/did not report list. He will not count against the 53-player roster and his salary does not count against their salary cap. It also means the Ravens retain Knight’s rights. “I [more]

Latavius Murray doesn’t practice Wednesday

Running back injuries were a theme of the Ravens preseason and they’re dealing with another one this week. Latavius Murray hurt his ankle in last Sunday’s win over the Chargers and did not practice on Wednesday. Murray started that game, played 26 offensive snaps, and ran nine times for 44 yards and a touchdown. If [more]

PFT’s 2021 MVP watch, Week Seven

Kyler Murray is back on top. Like every Wednesday, here are our current leading candidates, with odds from the PointsBet sportsbook. And there’s another new favorite again. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (+350, last week +650): Arizona is the last unbeaten team, and Kyler Murray would win the award if it were awarded today. Bills quarterback [more]

Brandon Knight doesn’t report to Ravens after waiver claim

The Ravens were awarded tackle Brandon Knight on a waiver claim on Monday, but he won’t be joining the team this week. The team announced on Wednesday that Knight has refused to report to the team. Head coach John Harbaugh said at a Wednesday press conference that Knight did not report for personal reasons. They [more]

Ravens designate Nick Boyle to return from IR

The Ravens have experienced significant injury issues in 2021 but have still started the season 5-1. Now Baltimore is starting to get healthier on offense. The team announced on Wednesday that tight end Nick Boyle has been designated to return from IR. Boyle hasn’t played since dislocating his knee last November. He had returned to [more]

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