Devin Duvernay

Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #13
Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #13

Devin Duvernay News

Earns All-Pro honors as returner

Duvernay finished the season with 33 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns on 47 targets. He was also was voted to the first-team All-Pro team as a punt returner, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: The second-year player out of Texas made his biggest impact in the return game as he finished second in the league in punt return yards and led the NFL in punt returns of 20-or-more yards with six. In terms of his role on offense, Duvernay consistently played over a third of the snaps but never played more than 50 percent of the snaps in any game. Baltimore deployed Duvernay on short routes for the most part, as evidenced by his 6.2 aDOT. He was efficient with those looks, catching 70 percent of his targets and finishing the year with zero drops. He projects to be the No.3 receiver in the offense in 2022 as the primary slot alongside Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman.

Jan 15, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Will play Sunday

Duvernay (ankle) is active Sunday against the Steelers.

Analysis: Duvernay was questionable coming into the weekend, but he did log a full practice Friday and is good to go against the Steelers. He should fill his usual roles as a depth wideout and return man for the Ravens.

Jan 9, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Questionable for Week 18

Duvernay (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Steelers, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Duvernay logged a full practice Friday, so he will likely be available for the regular season finale. The second-year wideout has operated as Baltimore's primary punt returner this season, but he also has recorded multiple receptions in four straight games. If he's unable to suit up, James Proche would likely handle the majority of Duvernay's duties on special teams and on offense.

Jan 7, 2022 12:57 PM EST

Two grabs in return

Duvernay caught two of three targets for 19 yards against the Rams and added a four-yard carry.

Analysis: The second-year man out of Texas returned from a one-game absence and played 42 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps. He has recorded over 20 receiving yards just once in his last four games and has not scored a touchdown since Week 9. Through 15 games, Duvernay has impressed in some areas and disappointed in others. He has a strong catch rate at 70 percent with zero drops, but his YPT is down to 5.8 from 7.7 as a rookie despite having almost identical aDOT (6.2 in 2021, 6.3 in 2020) and his YAC figure is down by 1.3 yards from 2020. Duvernay appears to have moved ahead of Sammy Watkins but remains the No.4 option in the passing game behind Mark Andrews, Marquise Brown and rookie Rashod Bateman. Baltimore caps off its regular season Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Jan 4, 2022 6:32 AM EST

Cleared for Week 17

Duvernay (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Though Baltimore listed Duvernay as questionable heading into Sunday, he cleared up most of the concern about his health by practicing fully Friday. He'll likely serve as the Ravens' No. 4 receiver moving forward, as Sammy Watkins should be ready to handle a greater role after being limited to just three snaps in last week's loss to the Bengals in his first game back from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jan 2, 2022 9:07 AM EST

Logs full practice

Duvernay (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: The full practice suggests Duvernay is on track to miss just one game, likely resuming his role as Baltimore's slot receiver and return specialist. There's not much upside for Duvernay's target volume if Marquise Brown (illness), Rashod Bateman and Sammy Watkins all play, but Brown is listed as questionable and appears in more danger than Duvernay of missing the game. It's also unclear if QB Lamar Jackson (Q/ankle) will play.

Dec 31, 2021 3:10 PM EST

Limited Thursday

Duvernay (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session.

Analysis: Duvernay was unable to practice Wednesday after missing Sunday's loss to the Bengals, but he took a step in the right direction Thursday. It appears as though the receiver will have a chance to return to the field Sunday against the Rams.

Dec 30, 2021 3:51 PM EST

Not back at practice

Duvernay (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Baltimore's slot receiver missed every practice last week and was listed as doubtful for an eventual loss to the Bengals. Coming off his first absence of the year, Duvernay isn't looking great to make it back for Week 16. He's averaging only 2.2 catches for 18.1 yards per game, but he leads the NFL with 360 punt return yards, and he also handles kickoffs most of the time. Last week, James Proche and Tylan Wallace handled return work for Baltimore.

Dec 29, 2021 11:01 AM EST

Not playing against Bengals

Duvernay (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Bengals.

Analysis: As expected, Duvernay has been ruled out for this contest after he couldn't practice during the entire week. This is his first absence of the season. Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman should serve as Baltimore's top two wideouts with Sammy Watkins (undisclosed) on the COVID list, leaving James Proche, Miles Boykin and Tylan Wallace to round out the receiving corps.

Dec 26, 2021 8:36 AM EST

Likely unavailable Sunday

Duvernay (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Duvernay has been unable to practice this week due to the ankle issue, and he's on track to miss his first game of the season Sunday. Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman should serve as Baltimore's top two wideouts with Sammy Watkins (undisclosed) on the COVID list, leaving James Proche, Miles Boykin and Tylan Wallace to round out the receiving corps.

Dec 24, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Still not practicing Thursday

Duvernay (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Both Duvernay and quarterback Lamar Jackson have kicked off the week with consecutive absences due to their respective injuries. The latter's status is more significant, but Duvernay's absence would be nothing to sneeze at considering he's a Pro Bowl return man on special teams and provides depth at wide receiver. James Proche would likely take Duvernay's spot on special teams if the 2020 third-round pick can't go Sunday in Cincinnati.

Dec 23, 2021 2:35 PM EST

Not practicing

Duvernay (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The slot receiver played a season-low 27 snaps in Sunday's 31-30 loss to Green Bay, with coach John Harbaugh revealing afterward that Duvernay would be considered day-to-day with an ankle injury. An absence this upcoming Sunday in Cincinnati likely would leave more snaps for Rashod Bateman, along with Sammy Watkins (reserve/COVID-19) if he's available or James Proche if not.

Dec 22, 2021 1:35 PM EST

Dealing with ankle injury

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Duvernay is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Duvernay's snap count decreased in Sunday's loss to the Packers, and his ankle injury provides an explanation for his lack of playing time. The Ravens will presumably monitor his status in practice this week before determining his availability for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. If Duvernay is unable to play in Week 16, Miles Boykin and James Proche could see an uptick in playing time.

Dec 20, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Playing time dwindles Sunday

Duvernay caught all three of his targets for 13 yards Sunday against the Packers.

Analysis: Duvernay was more efficient this time around after catching just two of five targets in Week 14, but his overall effectiveness in the receiving game remained low. His snap count decreased significantly on offense, dropping from 47 to 22. In fact, this was Duvernay's lowest offensive snap count of the entire season. Rashod Bateman and Marquise Brown were the two receivers who played over 85 percent of the snaps, leaving few opportunities for Duvernay and other depth options to see the field outside of two-wide sets. Baltimore travels to Cincinnati for a pivotal game against the Bengals in Week 16.

Dec 20, 2021 9:07 AM EST

Held to two catches

Duvernay caught two of five targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Browns and added a three-yard carry.

Analysis: Baltimore stuck with the passing game despite Lamar Jackson leaving the game with injury, but Duvernay still did not make a major impact on the box score. He played 68 percent of the offensive snaps, which marked his highest percentage since Week 5, and drew his second-highest target count of the year. Duvernay appears to have a locked-in role in terms of playing time but he has yet to convert those snaps into consistent receiving production.

Dec 14, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Two grabs against Steelers

Duvernay had two catches for 21 yards on three targets Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The second-year man also had an eight-yard rush wiped out by a penalty. Duvernay played the second-most snaps among Baltimore receivers, out-snapping Sammy Watkins and Rashod Bateman by 10 and 11 snaps, respectively. Still, he only saw three targets which ranked fifth on the team. Duvernay continues to see consistent playing time but his target volume tends to stay below five most weeks. Baltimore travels to Cleveland in Week 14.

Dec 7, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Cleared to face Steelers

Duvernay (thigh) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Duvernay upgraded his activity level with each subsequent practice and ended up avoiding an injury designation altogether. Most of Duvernay's impact comes as a return man on special teams, though he also provides depth at wide receiver on offense.

Dec 3, 2021 12:34 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Duvernay (thigh) was limited at practice Thursday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: After sitting out Wednesday's session, Duvernay's limited participation Thursday has him trending in the right direction in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers. He'll need to practice fully Friday, however, in order to avoid a Week 13 injury designation.

Dec 2, 2021 1:53 PM EST

Back at practice Thursday

Duvernay (thigh) returned to practice Thursday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Duvernay missed Wednesday's practice due to a thigh injury, but it appears that was more of a maintenance day than a cause for further concern. The second-year wideout should occupy his usual role as the Ravens' return man on special teams while also playing a handful of snaps on offense Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Dec 2, 2021 10:48 AM EST

Dealing with thigh injury

Duvernay (thigh) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Duvernay hasn't lost too many snaps with Sammy Watkins back from injured reserve, as Watkins has mostly been quiet or else poaching some work from Rashod Bateman. That said, Duvernay has just two games with more than four targets all season, and none with more than six. Given the team's depth at wide receiver, replacing Duvernay on special teams (he returns both kicks and punt) might be the greater challenge. It isn't yet clear if he's in serious danger of missing the game in Pittsburgh this Sunday.

Dec 1, 2021 1:39 PM EST

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