Baltimore Ravens Injury News: Steve Smith, Justin Forsett Active vs. 49ers


The Baltimore Ravens will have Steve Smith and Justin Forsett when they take on the San Francisco 49ers later today.

The Ravens were worried that they could be without both players today, but both will be on the field. It remains to be seen just how much they are involved in the Ravens offense.

Smith has been out since leaving the Week 4 contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been practicing in limited fashion all week, and he originally told reporters that “my expectation of playing is very low.” The 36-year old receiver has been the Ravens top playmaker when he has been on the field, hauling in 29 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns.

The injury to Forsett came at a time when he was enjoying back-to-back great games on the ground. He rushed for 150 yards against the Steelers, mostly once Smith was out with his injury. He followed that performance with 121 yards and a touchdown in the overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns. Forsett injured his ankle late in the game. He was held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but did practice on Friday.

Rookie running back Javorius Allen is expected to see an increase in carries with Forsett limited. The team has made multiple insurance moves with the injury to Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro being placed on injured reserve. The team claimed Raheem Mostert from the Miami Dolphins and also promoted Terrence Magee from the practice squad to the active roster.

Also returning to the lineup for the Ravens is tight end Crocket Gillmore. The inactives for the game today are Darren Waller, Breshad Perriman, Lardarius Webb, Terrence Brooks, Raheem Mostert, Ryan Jensen and Chris Canty.

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