The Baltimore Ravens have seen injuries be a key part of their season in 2021. Starting all the way back in training camp, the team has lost countless key contributors for the season due to different injuries, and also has been dealing with players missing weeks and months with other ailments.
On Thursday, the team announced that they had placed offensive lineman Tyre Phillips on injured reserve. It was then made known by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic that the team had also placed running back Nate McCrary on the practice squad/injured list.
Zrebiec noted that placing Phillips on injured reserves ends his season completely, as a player can’t return from injured reserve twice in the same season and play.
Phillips started the season as Baltimore’s starting left guard, but got injured in Week 1 and spent time on injured reserve. He then spent time at right tackle after Patrick Mekari went down and had to miss time with various injuries.
McCrary had a strong preseason with the Ravens in 2021, but was ultimately cut and ended up being claimed off of waivers by the Denver Broncos. He was cut by Denver and brought back by Baltimore on their practice squad, but only played in one game with the team.