Ravens Injury Report: WR Devin Duvernay and DB Ar’Darius Washington rumored to start against Texans

The Baltimore Ravens’ decision to retain Lamar Jackson as their starting quarterback before the regular season is considered a stroke of good luck. Jackson’s exceptional skills played a pivotal role as the team closed the regular season with an impressive 13-4 record, prompting NBA legend LeBron James to demand for extra honors for the star player.

Now, as the Ravens gear up to chase their Super Bowl dream, they are poised to face the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs. Before the clash, the Ravens shared positive updates on the injury status of Devin Duvernay and Ar’Darius Washington.

Injury update on Ravens WR Devin Duvernay

The Ravens received a potential boost as they activated return specialist Duvernay from injured reserve on Friday. However, despite this positive development, his participation in the upcoming divisional round of the postseason remains uncertain.

Duvernay missed the last four regular-season games due to a back injury he sustained in the Ravens’ thrilling 37-31 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Rams. Despite his absence, there is newfound optimism among the team’s fans, as Duvernay has shown promising signs in his return to practice.

The veteran player was a full participant in Tuesday’s practice session after being designated for return from injured reserve just a day earlier. The fact that he has experienced no setbacks in his return journey is a positive indicator for Ravens supporters eagerly awaiting his comeback.

Duvernay was hurt during the second quarter of the Rams game when he returned a punt for 15 yards, but Tylan Wallace’s offsides call rendered the play invalid. Even with the loss, Duvernay was the team’s main returner and a key contributor to the special teams all season.

Throughout the season, Duvernay has demonstrated his versatility and made a significant impact on special teams. He has averaged an impressive 19.3 yards on nine kick returns and 12.6 yards on 23 punt returns in his 13 appearances. His absence was felt, but the Ravens adjusted by having Tylan Wallace fill in as the punt returner.

Is Ar’Darius Washington going to play against the Texans?

Ar’Darius Washington has made significant progress in his return to practice, and there have been positive developments surrounding Duvernay. Nevertheless, there are still doubts about his availability for the upcoming showdown against the Texans.

The Ravens utilized their available roster spots wisely, activating both Washington and Duvernay as they entered Friday with two open positions. Washington, returning from a chest injury that sidelined him since Week 2, was designated to return from injured reserve earlier this month, per A to Z Sports.

Washington was a key member of the Ravens’ secondary at the beginning of the season, despite the fact that he hasn’t played since. In addition, the defensive back took part in all three practice sessions this week, indicating a positive progression towards his comeback.

Washington’s potential return comes at a crucial time, especially with cornerback Marlon Humphrey ruled out due to a calf injury.  In the season opener against the Texans, Washington made a notable impact with six tackles and a sack while playing 73 percent of the defensive snaps.

As the Ravens are vying to go to the next level of their Lombardi Trophy aspirations, the potential return of both Duvernay and Washington adds depth and versatility to the team. While uncertainties still persist, the positive developments in their return to practice signal a potential impact in key positions.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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