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Art Jones is inactive for the Ravens

December, 29, 2013
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CINCINNATI -- Art Jones, the Baltimore Ravens' best defensive lineman this season, is inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jones, who leads the Ravens' linemen in tackles (52) and sacks (four), didn't practice all week after suffering a concussion last Sunday. This marks the first time he is inactive since the season opener.

The Ravens will likely start Terrence Cody or DeAngelo Tyson in place of Jones.

Four Ravens starters will play after being listed as questionable on Friday's injury report: running back Ray Rice (thigh), wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh), linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and center Gino Gradkowski (ankle).

Here's the Ravens' complete inactive list: DL Art Jones, CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, C Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, LB John Simon and TE Dallas Clark.

No surprises with Ravens' inactives

November, 28, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- There were no surprises with the inactives for the Baltimore Ravens, who play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night (8:30 ET, NBC).

Defensive end Chris Canty, who was probable with a shoulder injury, is active and will start. For the second straight week, the Ravens decided to go with wide receiver Brandon Stokley and defensive lineman DeAngelo Tyson, and they made wide receiver Deonte Thompson and defensive lineman Brandon Williams inactive.

Here are the Ravens' official inactives: safety Brynden Trawick, linebacker John Simon, defensive lineman Brandon Williams, wide receiver Deonte Thompson, running back Bernard Scott, safety Omar Brown and center Ryan Jensen.
Click here for the complete list of Baltimore Ravens roster moves.

Significant move: The Ravens surprisingly kept linebacker Sergio Kindle, their top draft pick in 2010, purely on his potential as a pass-rusher. Kindle's lasting impression from the preseason was a roughing-the-passer penalty in the finale that allowed the Rams to convert a third-and-22. Never showing any burst, Kindle didn't record a sack in the preseason and finished with four tackles. With Terrell Suggs out indefinitely with an Achilles injury, the Ravens probably don't want to part with anyone who can help pressure the quarterback. Kindle hasn't been the same player since falling down two stairs and fracturing his skull before his first training camp. On his reaction in making the team, Kindle said, "Jump for joy and do a back flip if I could. Wouldn’t want to land on my head though." ... Baltimore also released Curtis Painter and chose to go with Tyrod Taylor as its backup quarterback. Painter, who threw six touchdowns this preseason, threw countless interceptions in training camp.

Onward and upward: Undrafted safety Omar Brown is a likely target to return as a member of Baltimore's practice squad. He lacks ideal size for the position (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) but he has a knack for being around the ball. Brown had arguably the best preseason on the team, finishing third with 10 tackles, recording three fumble recoveries, intercepting one pass and recovering an onside kick. The Ravens need depth at safety because of the uncertainty surrounding Sean Considine, who has sustained two concussions in two weeks.

What's next: Don't be surprised if the Ravens look for an upgrade on the offensive line. Their depth at tackle is questionable with backups Jah Reid and Ramon Harewood. Reid has been limited all summer with a calf injury, and Harewood surprisingly made the team after spending the past two years on injured reserve. The Ravens also may look to add a defensive lineman. The team could move rookie defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson, a seventh-round pick, to the practice squad.
The draft is over. Book it and now grade it. On a side note, I had Rokevious Watkins as my mock draft Mr. Irrelevant, but hey what do I know. (This is only a joke, I swear). Here's a recap of the final two rounds of the draft:

BENGALS: It was a quiet end to the draft for the Bengals, who had one pick in the final two rounds. Cincinnati used it on Ohio State RB Dan "Boom" Herron (sixth round), a physical back who lacks breakaway speed. You would expect a back to be physical with the nickname "Boom."

BROWNS: ILB Emmanuel Acho (sixth round) was Texas' leading tackler last season, but he has average range. ... Boise State DT Billy Winn (sixth round) is a flashy but inconsistent interior player. ... Arizona CB Trevin Wade (seventh round) is a finesse cover man who has good ball skills. ... Alabama FB-TE Brad Smelley (seventh round) is a hybrid player on offense but he will need to contribute on special teams to stick around.

RAVENS: WR Tommy Streeter (sixth round) is a tall (6 feet 5), raw prospect out of Miami who caught 46 passes last year after making a total of six the previous two seasons. ... Georgia DT DeAngelo Tyson (seventh round) isn't a flashy player and he projects to be a backup nose tackle.

STEELERS: WR Toney Clemons (seventh round) from Colorado is a vertical threat who needs to get stronger. ... Oregon TE David Paulson (seventh round) is an overachiever who has steady hands yet lacks speed to get separation. ... Texas A&M CB Terrence Frederick (seventh round) has good instincts and works best in zone coverage. ... SMU G Kelvin Beachum (seventh round) is an aggressive blocker but he has limitations as a pass protector.

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