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Week 12 MNF Injury Report

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 4:14pm

Ravens at Browns

WR Marlon Brown (back), TE Chase Ford (shoulder), T Eugene Monroe (shoulder), G Kelechi Osemele (knee)

CB Shareece Wright (back)

TE Nick Boyle (foot)

WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), CB Joe Haden (concussion), WR Andrew Hawkins (concussion), DE Randy Starks (knee)

G Joel Bitonio (ankle), LB Nate Orchard (groin)

QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow), QB Josh McCown (ribs), S Donte Whitner (concussion)

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 2:25pm

Steelers.com - [Full Article]

The Steelers promoted running back Fitzgerald Toussaint to the team’s active roster, it was announced today.

Toussaint has spent the entire 2015 season on the Steelers’ practice squad after being signed on Sept. 7. He originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Michigan on May 29, 2014.

With Michigan, Toussaint had 510 career carries for 2,290 yards (4.5 average) and 28 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 31 passes for 298 yards (9.6 average) with the Wolverines.

To make room for Toussaint on the team’s active roster, the Steelers released running back Isaiah Pead.

Fantasy Impact:

Toussaint played in four career games during the regular season and two postseason contests, all with the Ravens. He had six carries for 12 yards, and three catches for 27 more.

Trestman: Ravens offense won't be limited with Matt Schaub

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:39pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Monday Night Football will feature a clash of quarterbacks Josh McCown and Matt Schaub.

Get excited, people!

Schaub will start his first game since 2013 -- he's lost each of his last six games as a starting quarterback. Despite the physical limitations of the weak-armed, 34-year-old passer, offensive coordinator Marc Trestman insists the Ravens won't adjust their offense much.

"We haven't tried to limit the offense or do any less than we've been doing. We're going to gear things towards what we've been doing and what Matt's familiar with," Trestman said on Friday, via CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Fantasy Impact:

Despite what Trestman says, it's going to be hard to trust anyone in the Raven's offense at this point with no Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett or Steve L. Smith in the lineup.

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:36pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Rookie running back Raheem Mostert was the only alternative to fellow first-year player Buck Allen after Justin Forsett’s broken right arm last Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. But Mostert isn’t discouraged that he didn’t play an offensive snap as the Ravens deployed him exclusively as a kick returner.

“They feel a certain way about me,” Mostert said. “I’ve just got to be patient; whatever the case may be. I’m not really too worried about getting out there on offense, because I know my main focus right now is special teams.

"Talking to [running backs] coach Thomas [Hammock] and stuff like that, he’s telling me that’s part of the reason why I’m here. I’ve just got to focus on special teams, and then get into the playbook more. But I’m doing good right now.”

Fantasy Impact:

Mostert has had four return opportunities this year, averaging 35.3 yards a return with a long of 50 yards. That average would lead the NFL if he had enough returns to qualify. He’s played one offensive snap in four games since the Ravens claimed him off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. He looked pretty in good in preseason with the Eagles before they let him go.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Browns QB Josh McCown (ribs) took full practice reps again Friday. McCown will start in a nice matchup with the Ravens. His return to the starting lineup is good news for Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson. Travis Benjamin should see more targets as well.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (forearm) was removed from the injury report Friday. Javorius Allen will pick up most of his snaps and touches. He's a high-end RB2 against a shaky Browns defense.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Ravens WR Marlon Brown (back) missed practice again Friday.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Ravens TE Nick Boyle (foot) took full practice reps again Friday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:08pm

BaltimoreRavens.com - [Full Article]

The Ravens have claimed quarterback Jimmy Clausen off waivers to be their backup to new starter Matt Schaub.

Baltimore officially placed Joe Flacco (ACL/MCL) on season-ending injured reserve.

Clausen became available after the Bears waived him Monday to promote David Fales from the practice squad. It came at a good time for the Ravens.

Clausen worked with Ravens Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman for the past two seasons in Chicago, which gives him a mental leg up in joining Baltimore midway through the season. He already knows the framework of the system.

Josh McCown will start Week 12

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 4:58pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Johnny Manziel's reign as Browns starting quarterback is over.

Just a short time after it began, head coach Mike Pettine took exception to a series of photos and videos that surfaced of Manziel allegedly partying during the Browns' bye week last week. The various media, which show Manziel wielding a champagne bottle just months after completing rehab, frustrated his head coach to a point that could seriously alter the Browns' future.

When asked about the photos on Tuesday, Pettine said he was considering a benching. By late afternoon, he made it official, and dropped Manziel all the way to No. 3.

"Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback on Monday night against the Ravens," Pettine said in a statement released by the team. "I informed the quarterbacks of that decision after I sat down and spoke with Johnny, Flip (John DeFilippo) and Kevin (O'Connell) after practice today. Johnny will be the third quarterback. I've spoken to Ray (Farmer) and Jimmy (Haslam) to inform them of my decision, and they are in full support."

Fantasy Impact:

It will be interesting to see if the team goes back to Manziel after this week. He was coming off perhaps his best game in Week 10 against the Steelers. This was supposed to be a rest-of-year audition to see what he could do, but it didn't last long. Pettine only mentioned McCown starting Week 12 so it's possible this is yet another attempt to get through to Manziel, who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

Ravens say Justin Forsett big part of plans

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 10:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

A broken arm ended running back Justin Forsett's season on Sunday, but apparently not his Baltimore Ravens career. Ravens coach John Harbaugh talked about Forsett as if he remains part of the team's plans in 2016.

"I would expect Justin back next year full-speed, ready to go," Harbaugh said. "He’s under contract and a big part of what we’re doing going forward."

Forsett signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Ravens this year, but only the $2.1 million signing bonus and his 2015 salary ($900,000) are guaranteed.

Forsett was off to one of his best starts of the season Sunday, gaining 26 yards on four carries (6.5-yard average) before breaking his right arm.

Fantasy Impact:

It wasn't considered a sure bet that Forsett would be back. Forsett will turn 31 next season, Baltimore can create salary-cap room by cutting him this offseason or next, and the Ravens drafted running backs (Javorius Allen and Lorenzo Taliaforro) in each of the past two drafts.

Justin Forsett should be ready for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:10pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Justin Forsett's broken right arm, as gruesome as it was to watch the injury happen, shouldn't limit his long-term role with the Ravens.

The 2014 Pro Bowl running back appeared to be on his way to a great performance when St. Louis Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald threw him to the ground and caused his right arm to break from the impact during the first quarter of Sunday’s 16-13 Ravens win over St. Louis.

Forsett tweeted that he was having surgery Monday afternoon, and coach John Harbaugh said that while he hasn’t been given a prognosis, he doesn’t expect Forsett to miss more than this season.

"My assumption is that … bones heal pretty quickly, so I’m sure he’ll be back in the offseason lifting weights and training,” Harbaugh said. “I would expect Justin back next year full-speed, ready to go. He’s under contract, and a big part of what we’re doing going forward.”

Fantasy Impact:

A season ago, Forsett emerged from being a training camp afterthought to rush for a league-high 5.4 yards per carry (235 carries for 1,266 yards) and make his first Pro Bowl. The Ravens rewarded him with a three-year, $9 million contract this offseason, though most of the guaranteed money comes in 2015. The Ravens have struggled to run the ball this year. Javorius Allen will get a chance to show his stuff with what should be a big part of the workload for the rest of the season.

Joe Flacco likely to be ready for 2016

Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:05pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was optimistic that QB Joe Flacco will be ready to return in time to prepare for the 2016 season.

"I think it's probably way early and obviously speculative, but the indications that I've been given would be that he would be back for the start of training camp and it wouldn't be an issue," Harbaugh said Monday. "However, as we all know, those are always things that get determined based on how the rehab goes."

Fantasy Impact:

Good news for Flacco owners. Like Harbaugh said, it's certainly possible there are setbacks in rehab, but the timetable he was given indicates Flacco will be ready for camp next summer.

Justin Forsett breaks arm, lost for year

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7:29pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Early in the game, the Ravens lost starting running back Justin Forsett as he suffered a fractured right arm on a tackle made by Aaron Donald. Coach John Harbaugh announced after the game that Forsett is lost for the season.

Fantasy Impact:

Javorius Allen will likely take over as the lead back with Kyle Juszcyk and Raheem Mostert possibly getting work as well. The good news is Allen could get a bulk of the workload, but with the Ravens also losing QB Joe Flacco for the year, the offense may struggle to produce fantasy numbers.

Joe Flacco tears ACL, out for year

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Ravens QB Joe Flacco will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and possibly a torn MCL, coach John Harbaugh announced after the Ravens' win over the Rams.

"It's just the nature of the game, man," Flacco said after the game. "Stuff like this happens. So you've just got to stand tall and get through it."

The Ravens could take solace that the timing of the injury gives Flacco more time to rehabilitate for 2016. The injury also came in a rare lost season for the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact:

The Ravens will turn to Matt Schaub at QB for the rest of the year. RB Justin Forsett (broken arm) was also lost for the year in this game. Of course, the team was already without Steve L. Smith so it could be a struggle on offense for Schaub.

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