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Ravens TE Mark Andrews ‘dying to get back out there’ after injuries; OLB David Ojabo says he’s ‘ready’ for potential debut – Boston Herald


Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was limited in practice again Thursday, but the All-Pro said afterward that he was “feeling good” as he recovers from knee and shoulder injuries.

Andrews missed the Ravens’ Week 9 win over the New Orleans Saints, the first injury-related absence of his career, and was limited in his return to practice Wednesday. Asked whether he would play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Andrews said Thursday, “You never know,” but acknowledged that he’s been “dying to get back out there and play with the guys.”

“It’s been tough, but I think just being in the league for a little while, just seeing the big picture, they’ve got a great staff here, all the coaches, everybody, got great teammates, so they understand — but I’m feeling good,” said Andrews, who leads the team in catches and receiving yards. “And it’s just been a little bit of a process, a little different for me. But I think just maturity, seeing the bigger picture, has been the thing for me.”

Running back Gus Edwards (hamstring), who missed the win over Tampa Bay, was also again limited Thursday. Cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis (hip) missed practice, while outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (ankle) was upgraded from limited to full participation. Practice squad wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) wasn’t seen during the period of practice open to reporters.

Starting Panthers defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis (calf), who’s been ruled out of Sunday’s game, and starting safety Myles Hartsfield (ankle) missed practice Thursday. Starting right tackle Taylor Moton (elbow) got the day off to rest. Reserve defensive tackles Daviyon Nixon (illness) and Marquan McCall and reserve safety Juston Burris (illness) were also absent.

Starting cornerback Jaycee Horn (foot) and starting fullback Giovanni Ricci (neck) were listed as full participants Thursday for Carolina after being limited Wednesday.

Ojabo ‘ready’ for potential debut

A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo could make his NFL debut Sunday, the second-round pick said that “if my number’s called, man, just know I’ll be ready.”

Ojabo tore his Achilles tendon at Michigan’s pro day in March but has been practicing for over a month. “That’s what it’s all about, man, just day by day and just giving it your all, giving it your best, because that’s how you get the best outcome,” he said Thursday. “I just know, deep inside, if I give my best, give my all, I’m going to make a 100% recovery.”

TE Dickson retires as Raven

Ed Dickson, who was drafted by the Ravens in 2010 and played his first four seasons in Baltimore, officially retired Thursday. The 35-year-old had two catches for 37 yards in the Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The former Oregon star last played in 2018 with the Seattle Seahawks.



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