The Baltimore Ravens provided an estimated practice report for Christmas Day, and tight end Mark Andrews was listed as a DNP due to an ankle injury. Andrews injured his ankle in the second half of the team’s Week 16 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Andrews has been on and off the injury report much of the season. The most recent issue was a knee injury that had him limited going into Week 15. This past weekend he was off the injury report.
The Ravens have clinched home field throughout the playoffs, so they have nothing to play for in Week 17. Head coach John Harbaugh said the team will rest Lamar Jackson and other starters in the season finale, but did not mention Andrews among the group. That being said, with Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle as capable backups, it would make a lot of sense to rest up Andrews and his ankle.
Neither is a great option at this point, but Boyle has a better floor. Hurst has some upside, but has yet to break through for Baltimore.