OWINGS MILLS, Md. — As the Ravens officially began preparations for an AFC North showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals, they were without Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis, who sat out Wednesday’s practice after being listed with a foot injury.
Lewis met with reporters prior to practice and did not appear to be favoring the foot, an indication that perhaps coach John Harbaugh was giving his star defensive player a day of rest as he periodically does for given veterans. Second-year defensive tackle Arthur Jones was also absent from practice while he continues to deal with the concussion he sustained against Seattle on Sunday.
Wide receiver Lee Evans was a limited participant on Wednesday, as the Ravens will continue to wait and see whether the veteran can make his long-awaited return to the field after missing the team’s last seven games.
Cincinnati had nine players missing from practice on Wednesday, including rookie wideout AJ Green, cornerback Nate Clements, and cornerback Adam Jones. Green is expected to be a game-time decision after suffering a knee injury in the Bengals’ loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: RB Anthony Allen (thigh), DT Art Jones (head), LB Ray Lewis (foot)
LIMITED: LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Nate Clements (knee), S Chris Crocker (knee), DE Jonathan Fanene (illness), WR AJ Green (knee), CB Adam Jones (groin), TE Donald Lee (foot), RB Brian Leonard (knee), DE Freostee Rucker (knee), S Gibril Wilson (ankle)
LIMITED: C Kyle Cook (foot), DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), WR Andrew Hawkins (hamstring)