Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews is inactive for the team’s season opener against the visiting Houston Texas on Sunday due to a quadriceps injury.
Andrews, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was limited in practice throughout the week after missing six previous practices.
Second-year tight ends Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar will see additional playing time in the absence of Andrews.
Andrews, 28, led the team with 73 receptions, 847 yards and five TD catches in 2022 after posting massive numbers in 2021: 107 catches for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns. A third-round pick in 2018, Andrews has 336 career catches for 4,313 yards and 34 TDs in 77 games (33 starts)
Tyler Huntley will serve as the team’s third quarterback. Cornerbacks Jayln Armour-Davis, Arthur Maulet and Marlon Humphrey as well as guards Ben Cleveland and Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu have been ruled inactive for Baltimore.
Houston’s Case Keenum will be the team’s third quarterback. Wide receiver John Metchie, linebacker Blake Cashman, safety Jimmie Ward, cornerback Alex Austin and running back Dare Ogunbowale have been ruled inactive for the Texans.