Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss (17) catches a 40 yard pass as St. Louis Rams defensive back Drew Thomas (41) defends during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Ravens 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens will start Tandon Doss


The Baltimore Ravens have had some awful luck at WR, as Tandon Doss will have to start across Torrey Smith with Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown inactive for today’s game against the Miami Dolphins. I’m guessing the Ravens are upset that they dropped veteran Brandon Stokely yesterday, and I have a feeling they were just as blindsided by missing both Jones and Brown as we are.

Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Baltimore Ravens are now starting Tandon Doss as a result of those two untimely absences, and it’s bad news for the Ravens but good news for the 3-1 Dolphins and their secondary. Doss caught four passes for 47 yards last week against the Buffalo Bills, but he definitely isn’t a starting-quality receiver. I mean, he wasn’t even able to make the Baltimore Ravens 53-man roster out of training camp, and last week’s No. 3 WR won’t be the guaranteed full-time No. 2 either this week.

The speedy Deonte Thompson is back to full health and will play today, so expect him to get plenty of reps if Doss struggles. Doss looked solid last week, and I think both he and Thompson will co-exist as far as targets go by doing different things. It’s hard not to feel bad for the Ravens, as they will face the Dolphins with just three active receivers, and it could be a long day if  talented Dolphins CB Brent Grimes is indeed able to help take Torrey Smith out of the game.

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