Mark Andrews, the TE1 for the Baltimore Ravens, is making significant progress in his recovery, as backed by his return to practice this Thursday. After being restricted in Wednesday’s session due to a quad injury, there’s an air of optimism about his possible appearance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, according to insider Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
It’s worth noting that the Ravens felt Andrews’ absence in their Week 1 game, which he sat out due to his injury. However, Coach John Harbaugh has shown confidence earlier this week about Andrews’ recovery, stirring hope among the Ravens faithful. Still, the team remains hesitant, keenly observing his practice performances to make a definitive decision about his status for the upcoming game against the Bengals.
Even with Andrews sidelined during Week 1, Baltimore got the win, defeating the Houston Texans 25-9. Quarterback Lamar Jackson showed his ability to adapt in the absence of one of his prime targets. Jackson completed 17 of his 22 passes, placing a noticeable trust in rookie Zay Flowers. Flowers didn’t disappoint, racking up nine catches for 78 yards, becoming the focal point of the team’s passing offense.
The Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals promises to be a difficult challenge for the Ravens. Despite the Bengals’ lackluster performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, they have consistently proven their dominance in the past two seasons. However, the Bengals‘ defense has displayed vulnerabilities, offering a potential area to target for a talent like Mark Andrews if he makes it to the field.
Regardless of Andrews‘ participation in the game, Zay Flowers seems poised to maintain a pivotal role in the Ravens‘ offensive strategy. Having showcased his capability as a receiver, Flowers is expected to deliver consistently, even if Andrews makes his anticipated return.
Stay tuned for more updates on Mark Andrews’ health status and further developments in the Ravens’ camp as the days progress.