Ravens officially list Steve Smith as doubtful


OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh initially said Steve Smith had been ruled out, although he backtracked a bit on that a couple of days later. Offensive coordinator Marc Trestman talked Thursday about making a game plan without the Ravens' leading receiver.

On Friday, Baltimore officially listed Smith as doubtful, which gives him a 25 percent chance of playing against the Cleveland Browns. While it doesn't look like Smith will play with four micro fractures in his back, he can't be ruled out completely because of his history of toughness. Harbaugh even commented earlier this week that Smith is in the "Hall of Fame in pain tolerance."

Smith hasn't practiced all week, and his only comment to reporters was on Thursday, when he said, "I'm feeling good today."

He has played in 21 straight games (including playoffs). The last time he missed one was in December 2013, when he was sidelined for the regular-season finale with a sprained knee.

The Ravens ruled out tight end Crockett Gillmore for the second straight game. That means Baltimore will turn to rookies Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle.

Smith and Gillmore have combined for 29 catches for 524 yards. They accounted for four of Baltimore's nine touchdowns this season.

Left tackle Eugene Monroe is listed as probable, so he'll play after missing the past three games. He sustained a concussion on the first drive of the season opener.

Ravens injury report

Out: DE Chris Canty (calf), TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) and WR Breshad Perriman (knee)

Doubtful: WR Steve Smith (back)

Probable: LB Albert McClellan (abdomen), OT Eugene Monroe (concussion), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) and G Marshal Yanda (ankle)