The Ravens parted ways with Haloti Ngata, dealt to the Lions in the offseason. Coach John Harbaugh is confident that the center of the team's defensive line will hold up, however. Meeting with the media at the NFL Owners Meetings, Harbaugh said he was confident in Timmy Jernigan and Brandon Williams . "There's no reason we can't be a great defense and a great defensive front next year," he said, per ESPN. Jernigan was a second-round draft pick of the Ravens last year. He had four sacks in 12 games as a rookie. Williams has 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in two years with the Ravens.
The Panthers have ruled the following players as inactive for Week 1 at Tampa Bay: Cam Newton, Brenton Bersin, Tre Boston, David Foucault, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Williams and Kony Ealy.
The Ravens have ruled out defensive back Asa Jackson, safety Omar Brown, linebacker Albert McClellan, center Ryan Jensen, wide receiver Deonte Thompson, tight end Dallas Clark and defensive tackle Brandon Williams inactive for Sunday's home game against the Patriots in Week 16.
The Panthers have ruled OL Jordan Gross, OL Travelle Wharton and TE Brandon Williams probable Week 16 against the Saints. Gross is listed with a non-injury, as is Wharton. Williams is dealing with a hip injury, and was limited in practice Thursday.
The Ravens declared these players inactive for the game at Detroit: safeties Brynden Trawick (ankle) and Omar Brown, running back Bernard Scott, center Ryan Jensen, wideout Deonte Thompson, linebacker John Simon and defensive tackle Brandon Williams.