The Ravens decided to take the cautious route by sitting their starting offensive line for the preseason finale.
That means the first time all five starters will play together will be the season opener against the
. Starting center
(who had been recovering from knee surgery) and left tackle
(signed a day before the third preseason game) won't play a snap this preseason.
While Ravens coach
general rule has been sitting starters in the final preseason game, he indicated this week that he might want to get the first-team offensive line some work. But Harbaugh said the risk of injury was a factor, too.
In addition to the offensive line, the Ravens decided to rest 10 other starters: quarterback
, running back
, wide receivers
, defensive tackle
, defensive end
, inside linebacker
, outside linebackers
The Ravens' starting offensive line was left tackle
, left guard
, right guard
and right tackle
continues to show why the Ravens need to give him a roster spot.
Williams, who played at Poly and the University of Maryland, returned his first punt of the game for 33 yards. It was only last week when his 38-yard punt return set up the Ravens' last-minute game-winning touchdown.
The undrafted rookie is likely battling
for the sixth wide receiver spot.
Kruger putting on heat
forced the Ravens' first fumble of the preseason when he crushed former Ravens quarterback
. Kruger, who is back at linebacker this year, had a clean shot at
because of a safety blitz by
, who recovered the fumble.
But Kruger's highlights this preseason won't include his attempt to stop a screen pass to
. The rookie from Oregon State faked out Kruger in the open field for a 10-yard gain.
was short on a 57-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was his second miss of the preseason. He missed on a 55-yarder in the preseason opener. … Wide receiver
rebounded after making two drops last week with two catches for 12 yards in the first half. …
, a rookie fifth-round pick, had another fumble overturned by replay. It was the third time it's happened to him this preseason. … Redman, a 2000 third-round pick by the Ravens, was 4-for-8 for 58 yards. … The Ravens' game captains were quarterback
(defense) and safety