Dixon is thus unlikely to return to game action this week, but coach John Harbaugh said that the running back -- who hurt his knee back on Aug. 27 -- remains on track with his recovery. "The only thing I can really say - it's going to be too vague probably for everybody to want to hear, but he's working hard and he's getting closer," Harbaugh noted Wednesday. "He seems to be on schedule. I'm looking forward to getting him back."
Dumervil (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.
Dumervil has now missed the Ravens' first three games due to a continuing recovery from offseason surgery. There was hope earlier in the week that the veteran would be able to go Week 3, but the Ravens are clearly taking a cautious approach with him and his ailment. Za'Darius Smith and Albert McClellan figure to see plenty of added work in Dumervil's absence.
Boyle has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 campaign due to a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Boyle was utilized sparsely as a rookie in 2015, hauling in 18 balls for 153 yards over the course of 11 games. However, he received his first suspension related to PEDs on Dec. 7 and subsequently missed the final four contests of the season. With Boyle out of the picture for most of next season, the Ravens rely upon Crockett Gillmore (back) and Maxx Williams to man tight end.
Caldwell suffered a hamstring injury during the onset of training camp, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
It's currently unclear whether the hamstring was merely tweaked or if Caldwell has suffered something worse. Either way, there has been no timeline provided for his return. When healthy, the Browns' fifth-round pick will compete for a role out of the slot.
Bryant (suspension) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug charges on Wednesday and could have his four-game suspension prolonged, Scott Petra of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bryant was indicted in February on felony drug charges and originally pleaded not guilty, but changed his stance on Wednesday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges. As a result, the outside linebacker will receive 68 days probation which will expire on Oct. 3, the same day he is schedule to return from his original four-game suspension. However, now that Bryant has changed his plea, his case will yet again be reviewed under the league's policies, which could potentially lead to a lengthier suspension. Bryant recorded 5.5 sacks in 14 games in 2015.
Gordon (suspension) nabbed three of his six targets for 29 yards during Thursday's preseason game versus the Bears.
Gordon, who looked liked his former self throughout the preseason, will have to wait until Week 5 against New England before he's allowed back on the field. He worked with the second team Thursday in order to get some final reps in before his suspension kicks in on Saturday. If he can keep up his rapport with Robert Griffin when he gets back, he'll be a welcome addition to a receiving corp that's already flush with talent.
Bryant (chest) has been placed on the injured reserve list and will sit out the entire season, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Entering his eighth NFL season and fourth with the Browns, Bryant was a lock to start at defensive end after a 2015 campaign which saw him record a career-high and team-leading six sacks. The torn pectoral muscle he suffered earlier this month was originally thought to keep him out 4-to-6 months, making November the soonest possible return date. Rather than push his recovery in the hopes of a return the team decided it best to shut him down for the season. Carl Nassib appears first in line to replace Bryant, but John Hughes and Dylan Wynn could see some extra snaps as well.