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Ravens place FB Patrick Ricard (knee) on IR

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Nov 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard (42) takes on the field prior the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard (42) takes on the field prior the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens placed Pro Bowl fullback Patrick Ricard on injured reserve Thursday due to his knee injury.

The three-time Pro Bowler saw limited action in last week’s 20-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams after missing the previous three games.

The loss of Ricard is a blow for Baltimore’s pass protection as it enters Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers star linebacker T.J. Watt has 21.5 sacks this season, one shy of the official NFL mark held by Michael Strahan (2001).

Also, tight end Nick Boyle, another solid blocker, was placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (ankle) sat out practice again Thursday. He has missed the past three games.

Backup Tyler Huntley (illness) was a full practice participant for the second straight day and may be in line to start the pivotal game.

The Steelers (8-7-1) and Ravens (8-8) are on the outside of the AFC playoff race. The winner of the contest will need help from multiple teams to sneak into the postseason field.

–Field Level Media