Update: Friday at 11:50 a.m. ET
Marquise Brown returned to Baltimore Ravens practice on Friday after missing two days due to a nagging ankle injury. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley noted that Brown was walking with a slight limp but moved well in footwork drills.
His status for Baltimore’s Sunday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs is still undetermined but the team getting Hollywood back on the field for Friday’s practice is a positive sign.
Some good injury news for Ravens: WR Marquise Brown returned to practice Friday after missing two days with an ankle injury pic.twitter.com/0IG3b74MVR— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 17, 2021
The Baltimore Ravens have already been trying their best to patchwork their offense because of injuries and they now have to monitor the status of yet another playmaker with Marquise Brown missing practice on Thursday due to an ankle injury.
Five players not practicing for Ravens: WR Marquise Brown (ankle), CB Chris Westry (knee), LT Ronnie Stanley (ankle), OLB Pernell McPhee (possible vet day), DE Derek Wolfe (back/hip)— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 16, 2021
Brown also sat out of Wednesday’s practice as well, so his status for Sunday’s night’s marquee showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs will remain a huge question mark heading into the weekend.
Hollywood had an excellent showing in the Ravens’ season-opening overtime loss at the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football. He caught all six of his targets for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy football implications
Even with him participating in practice on Friday, Brown owners should start looking into contingency plans just in case he doesn’t suit up for Sunday night. He’s been working though nagging ankle issues throughout the preseason, so the Ravens could just be limiting his activity throughout the week as a precaution. Still, lean on your backups just in case.