Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and nose tackle Michael Pierce were the only Ravens absent from practice Wednesday as the team began preparations for the AFC North showdown with the Cleveland Browns.
Beckham received a day of rest but was also listed with a knee injury on the Ravens’ initial injury report of the week. Pierce was out due to illness.
Right tackle Morgan Moses was back in action after missing the team’s win over the Seattle Seahawks with a shoulder injury.
Beckham, who celebrated his 31st birthday with his first touchdown catch with the Ravens on Sunday showed no apparent discomfort during or after the game. He caught five passes for a season-high 56 yards. Beckham missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury and suffered a chest contusion on October 29 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Meanwhile, a long list of Browns starters missed Wednesday’s practice, although some were simply given rest days.
Tight end David Njoku was sidelined with a knee injury, while cornerback Greg Newsome was sidelined with a groin injury that sidelined him for the team’s win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Rookie Dawand Jones, expected to move from right tackle to left tackle to replace injured starter Jedrick Wills Jr., was missed with knee and shoulder injuries. Reserve running back Pierre Strong, who played well against the Ravens in Week 4, was unable to practice because of a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was also sidelined with a concussion.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson, who returned from a shoulder injury to start against the Cardinals, was all in. Ogbo Okoronkwo (groin)’s defensive performance was limited.