Baltimore Ravens: NFL injury wire

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- At least this time, an injury to the Baltimore Ravens secondary won't go beyond a week.

Starting safety Matt Elam injured his leg in Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins and didn't practice Monday. He isn't expected to play in the preseason finale because coach John Harbaugh will rest his starters.

Harbaugh expects Elam to return to practice Friday, a day after the preseason game in New Orleans.

"Matt has a little leg issue from the game, a muscle issue," Harbaugh said. "He should be out there Friday."

The Ravens are already dealing with three injuries in the defensive backfield. Their top three cornerbacks -- Lardarius Webb (back), Jimmy Smith (chest) and Asa Jackson (ankle) -- didn't play last Saturday and probably won't suit up for the preseason finale.

All are expected to be ready for the Sept. 7 regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ravens' Thursday practice report

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was not present for Thursday's practice, which increases his chances of sitting out Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said earlier this week that he anticipated Smith playing in the third preseason game. Smith bruised his chest in last week's game at Dallas.

Here is the complete attendance report ...

Injured, not practicing

CB Jimmy Smith (chest)

CB Lardarius Webb (back)

CB Asa Jackson (ankle)

OT Jah Reid (head)

NT Terrence Cody (hip)

G Will Rackley (head)

OT Brett Van Sloten (knee)

DE Kapron Lewis-Moore (season-ending Achilles)

DE Brent Urban (season-ending ACL)

CB Aaron Ross (Achilles, injured reserve)

Not practicing, likely day off

TE Owen Daniels (fatigue)

Not practicing, reason undisclosed

FB Shaun Chapas
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson needed to be helped off the field Sunday after suffering a right ankle injury.

Jackson hurt himself while jumping a route and planting his foot awkwardly in the turf. He could put very little weight on his right leg while walking into the team facility.

This comes at the Ravens' thinnest position. Lardarius Webb remains out with a back injury, and Aaron Ross was lost for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon before training camp officially began.

Jackson was considered the frontrunner to win the Ravens' No. 3 cornerback spot. He has had a solid training camp and made an athletic interception in the preseason opener.

This injury is the most significant one on the second joint practice between the Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

Six Ravens aren't practicing Sunday: Webb, tight end Dennis Pitta (undisclosed), guard Ryan Jensen (ankle), safety Brynden Trawick (back), guard Will Rackley (head) and nose tackle Terrence Cody (hip).

*UPDATE: Jackson has a minor ankle injury, according to coach John Harbaugh. "He'll be out for some number of days, but it's not a major deal," Harbaugh said after practice.
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens' offense continually moved the ball up and down the field. Their defense kept the San Francisco 49ers out of the end zone.

The biggest news, however, is what the Ravens avoided -- major injuries.

Here are the injuries the Ravens reported after the game: backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor banged his finger on his throwing hand; cornerback Asa Jackson strained his back; fullback Kyle Juszczyk hurt his neck; safety Anthony Levine injured his finger; and long snapper Morgan Cox suffered a minor ankle injury.

"So, we had nothing major," coach John Harbaugh said. "That's a blessing."

The Ravens sat six players because of injuries: cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (back) and Marrio Norman (undisclosed), inside linebacker Daryl Smith (groin), nose tackle Terrence Cody (hip), guard Will Rackley (head) and defensive end Brent Urban (season-ending knee injury).

Art Jones is inactive for the Ravens

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CINCINNATI -- Art Jones, the Baltimore Ravens' best defensive lineman this season, is inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jones, who leads the Ravens' linemen in tackles (52) and sacks (four), didn't practice all week after suffering a concussion last Sunday. This marks the first time he is inactive since the season opener.

The Ravens will likely start Terrence Cody or DeAngelo Tyson in place of Jones.

Four Ravens starters will play after being listed as questionable on Friday's injury report: running back Ray Rice (thigh), wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh), linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and center Gino Gradkowski (ankle).

Here's the Ravens' complete inactive list: DL Art Jones, CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, C Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, LB John Simon and TE Dallas Clark.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens listed five starters as questionable for Sunday's critical game at the Cincinnati Bengals.

The player whose status is most in doubt is defensive lineman Arthur Jones, who hasn't practiced all week after suffering a concussion last Sunday. Jones leads all Ravens defensive linemen in tackles (52) and sacks (four).

If Jones can't play, the Ravens would either start Terrence Cody or DeAngelo Tyson, both of whom have combined for one start this season. Jones has yet to be cleared but he is going through the concussion protocol and was scheduled to undergo more tests Friday afternoon, according to coach John Harbaugh.

The other starters who are listed as questionable are running back Ray Rice (thigh), Elvis Dumervil (ankle), center Gino Gradkowski (knee) and wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh). All were limited in Friday's practice.

Here is the complete injury report:

Doubtful: CB Asa Jackson (thigh, did not practice).

Questionable: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle, limited participation), C Gino Gradkowski (ankle, limited), DT Arthur Jones (concussion, did not practice), RB Ray Rice (thigh, limited) and WR Torrey Smith (thigh, limited).

Probable: Albert McClellan (neck, full participation).
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Arthur Jones didn't practice Thursday after suffering a concussion Sunday.

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Jones, the only Ravens' starter who didn't participate Thursday, has not received clearance to resume practicing. He leads all Ravens defensive linemen in tackles (52) and sacks (four).

Center Gino Gradkowski was limited in practice and was wearing a brace on his right knee. Three other starters were limited: running back Ray Rice (thigh), linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh).

Here's the complete injury report for the Ravens:

Did not participate: DL Art Jones (concussion), CB Asa Jackson (thigh).

Limited participation: RB Ray Rice (thigh), LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), WR Torrey Smith (thigh), C Gino Gradkowski (knee).

Full participation: LB Albert McClellan (neck).
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not on the team's "estimated" injury report for Sunday's game at the Cincinnati Bengals even though he will wear a knee brace for the second straight week.

Flacco was limited last week with a sprained left knee and was listed as questionable for last Sunday's game. But the Ravens, who practiced Tuesday and gave the players off Wednesday, didn't have him among their injured players.

"It feels better," Flacco said after Tuesday's practice. "It felt really good on game day. [It was] a little sore yesterday and today, but it feels a lot better.”

Running back Ray Rice, who was also questionable last week, was listed as limited participation. He is dealing with a thigh injury.

The Ravens had two starters listed as "did not practice:" defensive lineman Art Jones and center Gino Gradkowski. Jones suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots, and Gradkowski has a knee injury.

Here's the complete injury report:

Did not practice: DL Art Jones (concussion), C Gino Gradkowski (knee) and CB Asa Jackson (thigh).

Limited participation: RB Ray Rice (thigh), LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), WR Torrey Smith (thigh) and LB Albert McClellan (neck).
BALTIMORE -- As expected, quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice are both active for the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

Flacco (knee) and Rice (thigh) were listed as questionable on the injury report and were limited in Friday's practice.

This marks Flacco's 95th straight regular-season start, the third-longest current streak in the NFL behind Eli Manning (150) and Philip Rivers (128). Flacco, who reportedly sprained the MCL in his left knee, will wear a brace for the game.

Also, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil is active after being added to the injury report Friday with an ankle injury. He leads the Ravens with 9.5 sacks.

Here's the Ravens' official inactive list: CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, LB Albert McClellan, C Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, DT Brandon Williams and TE Dallas Clark.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice were both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. Flacco (left knee) and Rice (thigh) were both limited in Friday's practice.

Flacco, injured Monday night, will wear a brace for Sunday's game. He hasn't missed a game in his six-year NFL career.

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Rice
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“He looked good," Harbaugh said of Flacco. "[He] got through all the practices, took his reps and did well.”

Rice missed Wednesday's practice, but he participated Thursday and Friday. He was sidelined earlier this year with a hip injury.

Asked if Rice's thigh injury is related to the hip one, Harbaugh said, “You know I’m not going to get into all of that. He’s on the injury report -- that’s what it is. What the injury report says it is, it is.”

Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was added to the injury report Friday after being limited in practice. He was listed with an ankle injury, which forced him to miss a game two weeks ago.

Here is the complete injury report for the Ravens:

Doubtful: CB Asa Jackson (thigh, did not practice Friday).

Questionable: QB Joe Flacco (knee, limited in practice); RB Ray Rice (thigh, limited); LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle, limited); and LB Albert McClellan (neck, did not practice).

Probable: TE Dallas Clark (illness, full participation); S Brynden Trawick (ankle, full participation).
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice were both on the field for Friday's media viewing portion of practice.

Flacco and Rice, the only two starters on the Ravens' injury report, were both limited in Thursday's practice. Flacco is dealing with a left knee injury, and Rice has a thigh injury.

The official designations for Flacco and Rice -- whether they're listed as probable or questionable -- will be announced later in the afternoon.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice returned to practice Thursday after being sidelined the previous day with a thigh injury.

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Rice and quarterback Joe Flacco, the only two Ravens starters on the injury report, both participated in a limited fashion. It was a surprise to see Rice on the injury report Wednesday because he had finished Monday night's game at Detroit and there was no sign of him being injured.

Flacco wore a brace on his left knee for the second straight day. He was injured midway through the fourth quarter Monday when the helmet of DeAndre Levy hit Flacco's knee.

Here is the Ravens' complete injury report:

Did not participate: CB Asa Jackson (thigh) and LB Albert McClellan (neck).

Limited participation: QB Joe Flacco (knee) and RB Ray Rice (thigh).

Full participation: TE Dallas Clark (illness) and S Brynden Trawick (ankle).
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was a surprise non-participant at Wednesday's practice with a thigh injury.

Rice made some critical runs at the end of Monday night's 18-16 win at Detroit, and he was on the field during the media viewing portion of practice. That's why no one expected to see Rice among the four players who didn't practice Wednesday.

This could be an additional rest day for Rice, given that the Ravens are on a short week following a road Monday night game. Rice missed his first game since 2008 earlier this season with a hip injury.

The only other starter on the injury report is quarterback Joe Flacco, who was limited with a left knee injury.

Here's the complete injury report:

Did not participate: RB Ray Rice (thigh), TE Dallas Clark (illness), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), LB Albert McClellan (neck).

Limited participation: QB Joe Flacco (knee).

Full participation: S Brynden Trawick (ankle).
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice two days after his injury scare, but he was wearing a brace on his left knee.

Flacco
On Monday night, Flacco was hit by the helmet of Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy, who had dived at the reigning Super Bowl MVP midway through the fourth quarter of Baltimore's 18-16 win.

Flacco didn't have a noticeable limp when he walked onto the practice field. During the media viewing portion of practice, Flacco only took two snaps in the team's handoff drill. Backup Tyrod Taylor and practice squad player Nick Stephens handled most of the work.

After Monday night's game, Flacco said the hit caused his knee to "cave in" but that his knee felt "fine" and "strong."

Flacco is scheduled to address reporters after practice. The extent of Flacco's participation in practice will be known when the Ravens send out their injury report.

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