Mark Andrews, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, hasn’t played since Week 8 of the 2022 NFL regular season, but an optimistic source suggests that he might soon start playing again. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Andrews reportedly participated in practice on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury.
“TE Mark Andrews of the Ravens worked out today. He made his public debut after the media briefing and had little practice. His first practice following his shoulder injury was on October 27.
Mark Andrews didn’t show up for practice on Wednesday, although that was later rectified. A crucial part of the Ravens’ offense is Andrews. Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is constantly scanning the field for Andrews as the team’s offense, which averages 26.1 points per game, is rated fourth in the NFL.
The way Lamar Jackson grabs Justin Houston here😂 pic.twitter.com/GyeAiBykaN
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Despite his recent absences from the field, Andrews still leads the Ravens in most important receiving metrics this season, with 488 receiving yards and five touchdown catches on 42 receptions and 64 targets over the course of eight games.
The last time Andrews played, the team defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-22 on the road. Andrews grabbed three of five receptions for 33 receiving yards. Andrews did not play against the New Orleans Saints the following week, but he did get more rest thanks to a bye in Week 10.
If Mark Andrews is ultimately declared to be still out of Week 11’s home game against the Carolina Panthers, Isaiah Likely will serve as the Ravens’ primary tight end draw. Likely doesn’t have Andrews’ potential, but he had a touchdown in each of the last two games for the Ravens.