Friday, October 11, 2013
Injury report: 11 Ravens listed 'questionable'
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens have 11 players who are listed as questionable, but it's not as bad as it sounds.
There are varying degrees of being "questionable," and the Ravens are hopeful that most of them will be available for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. The Ravens were much more banged up last week.
Haloti Ngata (hip) is listed as questionable, but coach John Harbaugh said Friday that he expects the defensive tackle to play. Harbaugh also said he was "encouraged" by how wide receiver Jacoby Jones (knee) practiced this week and he could be back after missing four straight games.
This could mark the first time since the season opener that all of the wide receivers on the Ravens' roster will be healthy enough to play. The Ravens aren't going to have all six wide receivers active, and Harbaugh acknowledged it will be a difficult decision in sitting one down.
The one wide receiver who is definitely playing is Torrey Smith, who is third in the NFL in receiving yards. The other options are: Jones, who began the season as the No. 2 receiver; Marlon Brown, the team leader in touchdown catches who missed last Sunday with a hamstring injury; Tandon Doss, who leads the NFL in punt return average; Brandon Stokley, who has been valuable on third downs; and Deonte Thompson, who has shown the ability to stretch the field and contribute on kickoff returns.
"You've got a situation where guys are healthy, guys have practiced but -- with the game plan and things like that -- you've got to determine who you're going to put out there," Harbaugh said.