Ravens place WR Antoine Wesley on injured reserve
The Baltimore Ravens placed wide receiver Antoine Wesley on injured reserve on Saturday. He suffered a shoulder injury earlier in the week during a padded practice and hasn’t been on the field since. Head Coach John Harbaugh said earlier in the week that he would be seen by a shoulder specialist to determine if he needed surgery.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero per a source, Wesley is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his injured shoulder and is expected to miss the entire 2020 season.
It’s an unfortunate development for Wesley who signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2019 and spent his entire rookie season on Baltimore’s practice squad after not making the final 53-man roster in training camp.
Wesley was impressing early in camp per Pelissero’s source but was still a long considered a long shot to make this year’s team with the depth in front of him that the team has spent draft capital on in the last three years and with no preseason to prove himself against opposing competition.
He would’ve likely been battling with third-year pro Jaleel Scott, who the team drafted in the fourth round in 2018, and veteran Chris Moore, who the team resigned this offseason but is out for some time with a broken finger, for one of the final receiver spots on the depth chart.
With Wesley no longer in the mix, that leaves veteran Willie Snead, second receivers Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown and Miles Boykin, rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche, and free-agent signees Michael Dereus and Jaylon Moore in addition to Scott and [Chris] Moore as the nine receivers left on the roster.