OWINGS MILLS — Ravens three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey and returner/wide receiver Tylan Wallace were ruled out for the divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.
Tight Mark Andrews, who returned to practice this week, was listed as questionable.
Humphrey injured his back in the first quarter of the December 31st game against the Miami Dolphins. He hasn’t practiced or played since suffering the injury.
“Marlon is a little dicey right now,” coach John Harbaugh said.
Brandon Stephens and Ronald Darby are expected to start at cornerback against the Texans.
Wallace has not been able to practice this week because of a knee injury.
Pro Bowl returner/wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who missed the final four regular-season games with a back injury, was also listed as questionable. However, Harbaugh expects Duvernay to be active, which is especially important with Wallace sidelined.
“Duvernay looks good. I’d say he’s going to play for sure,” Harbaugh said.
Andrews suffered a fractured fibula and ligament damage in his left ankle against Cincinnati on a controversial hip-drop tackle by Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson. Despite missing six games because of the injury, Andrews still ranked second on the team with 45 receptions for 544 yards and six touchdowns, best among the receivers.
Andrews returned to practice this week and was a full participant, which is encouraging for his availability this weekend. However, Harbaugh was non-committal about his status.
“Mark is still up in the air,” Harbaugh said.
Wide receiver Zay Flowers, who was dealing with a calf injury, was cleared to play on Saturday. Linebackers Malik Harrison (groin) and Odafe Oweh (ankle) are expected to be back in the lineup.
Running back Dalvin Cook will make his Ravens debut after being signed to the practice squad earlier this month. The Ravens waived Melvin Gordon Jr. on Wednesday to make room for Cook on the 53-man roster.
“Dalvin will be in there,” Harbaugh said. “I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for him and for us. We’ll be looking forward to seeing how he does. It’s new. We haven’t seen him out there. Just like you guys haven’t seen him, we haven’t seen him. We’ve seen him in practice. He looks good, and he’s going to be out there like everybody else trying to do whatever he can do to help us win the game.”
Safety S Ar’Darius Washington (pectoral) and Del’Shawn Phillips (shoulder) are questionable.
Defensive end Jerry Hughes (ankle) is the only player ruled out for Houston.