Owings Mills, MD. – The Baltimore Ravens pulled off a surprising comeback on Tuesday with their rushing and frustrating passing attack heading into the playoffs.
The Ravens requested a wide receiver. Sammy Watkins Turn off and put the starter Devin DuVernay On injured reserve after suffering an injury in Tuesday’s practice. Baltimore is bringing back Watkins in hopes of improving the NFL’s sixth-worst passing attack and helping an offense that hasn’t scored a touchdown in the past seven quarters.
Watkins, 29, was waived by the Green Bay Packers on Monday after failing to make a catch in the last three games. He signed a one-year, $1.85 million deal with Green Bay this offseason and managed 13 receptions for 206 yards and no touchdowns in nine games.
His return was unexpected because he finished with career lows in receptions (27) and receiving yards (394) last year in Baltimore. At the end of last season, Watkins was near the bottom of the depth chart, falling far short of the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Watkins’ second stint in Baltimore comes on the day DuVernay left the practice field at outside linebacker. Tyus Bowser Offensive coordinator and Pro Bowl apologize for social media post that highlighted fan outrage Mark Andrews Damned to silence critics.
DuVernay, who has started 13 games this season, couldn’t put any weight on his right leg as he headed to the locker room about 30 minutes into practice. He was third against the Ravens with 37 catches for 407 yards and three touchdowns.
with Duvernay in IR and Rashod Bateman (foot) left for the season, the crows remained Demarcus Robinson, DeSean Jackson And James Close II Before picking up Watkins. Ravens wide receivers rank last in the NFL in receiving yards (1,328) and haven’t thrown a touchdown since Week 3 (Sept. 25).
Andrews, who has two touchdowns in the last three games, admitted to hearing “outside rumblings” about the wrestling offense.
Asked if there was any motivation to silence critics, the usually accommodating Andrews said, “I don’t give a s—, to be honest. I don’t give a s—.”
“For us, there’s no doubt that the guys in this building are doing everything they can to win games and put us in the best possible shape. So, we have full confidence, and this is going to be a fired-up team. It’s too good for a team to drop a game or not play our best,” Andrews added.
There is growing unrest among Ravens fans with offensive coordinator Greg Roman. On Sunday, Bowser posted a video on Instagram of handwritten pieces of paper lying in front of the team’s facility that read “Fire Greg Roman” and then erased them.
Bowser wanted Monday morning to apologize to Roman face to face.
“What I did was something I shouldn’t have done,” Bowser said. “I have 100% respect for him.”
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (Knee) missed his seventh straight practice Tuesday, which means he’s a backup. Tyler Huntley He could make his third start of the season on Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons. Baltimore (9-5) can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Atlanta on Saturday and two losses to three AFC East teams (the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots).