Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley missing from Friday practice – The Mercury News

Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley missing during Friday’s open portion of practice, further questioning his availability for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Stanley (ankle) trained fully on Wednesday for the first time this season and practiced again on Thursday without restrictions. Afterwards, he said he felt “very good” and indicated that he could make his season debut on Sunday.

“I’m very close, and I will discuss it with the rest of the staff and coaches,” he said. “We are going to make the best decision that is best for the team.”

With Patrick Mekari (ankle) missing his third practice in a row on Friday, the Ravens rookie Daniel Faalele could start against a vaunted Bills defense. Faalele hadn’t played in a game until Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots.

Coach John Harbaugh said on Wednesday the Ravens would not activate Stanley, who has been limited to just one game since November 2020 due to ankle injuries, until he feels he “will be good”.

“It’s a priority to get out and be at his best when he comes back,” Harbaugh said. “At the same time, he will have to jump in at some point, so it could be this week. We’ll just have to see. He practiced quite a bit [Wednesday]and we’ll see where it is now, and then [Thursday]then Friday and make a decision.”

Outside linebacker Justin Houston (groin) was also missing for the third day in a row, making it unlikely he will play on Sunday.

Coach John Harbaugh will address reporters Friday afternoon, and an injury report will be released later.

This story is being updated.

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