Live From Owings Mills: Flacco Dealing With Stiff Bruised Hip

January 08, 2010 | Glenn Clark

4:15-INJURY REPORT: Ravens-

PROBABLE
QB Joe Flacco (hip)
LB Tavares Gooden (groin)
TE Todd Heap (neck)
LB Jarret Johnson (back)
LS Matt Katula (elbow)
WR Derrick Mason (knee)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
CB Marcus Paschal (back)
DE Trevor Pryce (head)
S Ed Reed (groin)
G Marshal Yanda (knee)
S Tom Zbikowski (neck)

Patriots-

QUESTIONABLE
OL Dan Connolly (ankle)
PROBABLE
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/right finger/rib)
WR Julian Edelman (forearm)
DE Jarvis Green (knee)
T Nick Kaczur (shoulder)
WR Randy Moss (not injury related)
CB Shawn Springs (knee)
DE Ty Warren (ankle)
TE Benjamin Watson (knee)
DL Vince Wilfork (foot)

2:17-When asked “How did you get a shovel and a sword on a plane across the country?” by a reporter today, John Harbaugh immediately started laughing-then responded by saying “President Obama is asking the same question right now probably, right?” John explained that the Ravens did NOT bring a shovel and sword across the country, but instead had some of their “friends at Stanford” provide those things to him.

Here is a picture of the new patch the Ravens are sporting in practice this week…..

patch

A follow up question was about rumors John’s brother Jim Harbaugh may be a candidate for the currently open Bills head coaching position. John said Jim was “happy” at Stanford, and still had a goal to win a Pac 10 Championship. However, John said it would be a “thrill” to have Jim join him at the NFL level, and added “he could do it.”

2:16-Hear from John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net. Don’t forget that for the quickest updates from 1 Winning Drive-follow us on Twitter (@WNST).

2:08-It does NOT appear to be an injury concern-but certainly it is worth noting that Joe Flacco left practice early today and received treatment in the Trainers’ room. When we saw him in the locker room, it appeared as though he may have been in pain (hip). When asked, John Harbaugh said Joe was “fine” and he left early because he had “finished his work” today. Joe said the hip was a little “stiff” and he was dealing with some bruising.

11:51-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens are walking through before Sunday’s AFC Wild Card showdown with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. We are scheduled to hear from John Harbaugh around 1:50 this afternoon.

All Ravens (including CB Marcus Paschal, who missed yesterday’s practice) were healthy and participating in the brief portion of practice open to the media today. The Ravens again worked inside-somewhat surprising given the weather question mark they’ll be dealing with in Foxborough Sunday. I can tell you that the team’s specialists (Matt Katula, Nick Sundberg, Sam Koch and Billy Cundiff) have all worked out outside at times this week to be prepared for weather/field conditions at Gillette Stadium.

Remember when Matt Katula was first battling his elbow injury this season and we found out Willis McGahee was capable of being an emergency long snapper? A Ravens offensive skill position player was bragging to us today about how he played every position in High School, including punter. When I asked how long it had been since he punter, he said “Yesterday. I punt everyday.” A Sun reporter asked him how far he could punt and he answered “at least 45 yards.” With our interest peaked, he tracked down a football and proved that indeed, he could punt a great distance. The Ravens have needed an emergency punter before (remember Kordell Stewart punting against the Jets at the Meadowlands), and this player certainly could fill that role.

Back shortly with more.

-G

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