Live From Owings Mills: What Will Gaither’s Status Be?

January 14, 2010 | Glenn Clark

4:26- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:

FULL PARTICIPATION
T Jared Gaither (ankle)
LB Tavares Gooden (knee)
TE Todd Heap (back)
WR Derrick Mason (hand)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
CB Cary Williams (thigh)

Colts:

FULL PARTICIPATION
DE Ervin Baldwin (groin)
LB Gary Brackett (quad)
DE Raheem Brock (hip)
DB Melvin Bullitt (shoulder)
DT Keyunata Dawson (knee)
OT Ryan Diem (elbow)
DB Aaron Francisco (quad)
DE Dwight Freeney (foot)
WR Pierre Garcon (hand)
DB Tim Jennings (knee)
DT Antonio Johnson (shoulder)
OT Charlie Johnson (foot)
DE Robert Mathis (shoulder)
DT Dan Muir (shoulder)
QB Curtis Painter (ankle)
DB Jerraud Powers (hamstring)
OG Jamey Richard (shoulder)
TE Gijon Robinson (knee)
LB Clint Session (knee)
OT Tony Ugoh (knee)
WR Reggie Wayne (knee)
K Adam Vinatieri (right hip)

3:43-Attention: This Rick Reilly story for ESPN.com involves a young man with an inoperable brain tumor, Cam Cameron, Ray Rice, and WMAR News anchor Jamie Costello. Someone where you work will be talking about it tomorrow. You might want tissues.

2:35-With today being like a Friday around 1 Winning Drive, the players were a bit more loose. Frank Walker, Mark Clayton, Prescott Burgess and others even figured out a way to rig up a MacGyver-like basketball hoop on their lockers….

hoop

Frank even threw home a thunderous dunk at one point. Tavares Gooden was rapping with “Stash” from 98 Rock at one point as well. It was a pretty loose locker room all things considered.

Of course, Jared Gaither declined to talk to us when we approached him regarding his ankle injury, saying he had been instructed not to talk to anyone.

2:26-Here are some highlights from around 1 Winning Drive today:

John Harbaugh:
-on Joe Flacco NOT being listed on yesterday’s injury report: “I guess he’s okay…..that usually means he’s not receiving treatment anymore.” John also was quick to point out that it is Bill Tessendorf who fills out the injury report, not him.
-When asked if the team understands the significance playing the Colts has for the city of Baltimore: “We understand history…..but (the players’) focus is on other things.” (Namely, winning a football game.)
-on playoff experience: “It’s good that we’ve been in this situation before, but every year is different.”
-John said that unlike Rex Ryan and the Jets, the Ravens do NOT have anything scheduled beyond this week.
-”We have a strategy” for the coin flip

Cam Cameron:
-says Jared Gaither practiced, and knows that players try a little harder to get ready for playoff games….”my guess is he’ll be ready to roll.”
-is confident in Oniel Cousins if Gaither can’t go, saying Cousins’ struggles in Pittsburgh were “a function of our entire unit.”
-on passing the ball just 10 times against New England: “Johnny Unitas could have been quarterbacking that game, and the game would have been called the same.”

Jerry Rosburg:
-Jalen Parmele brings “running back skills” to the kick return position
-Matt Katula had a “very good week of practice”, better than recent weeks.
-Doesn’t think Matt Stover will be affected by the atmosphere surrounding Saturday night’s game

1:56-Hear from John Harbaugh, Cam Cameron and Jerry Rosburg NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net!

11:50-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens are conducting a walkthrough in preparation for Saturday night’s battle with the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional playoffs. The Ravens are on the practice field right now. After missing practice yesterday, OT Jared Gaither (ankle) returned to practice today, but was moving at a VERY slow pace during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

We are scheduled to hear from John Harbaugh, Cam Cameron, Jerry Rosburg and others this afternoon following practice. The Ravens will have no availability tomorrow, so this will be our final chance to hear from them before Saturday night’s showdown in Indy.

LB Dannell Ellerbe checked in with Drew Forrester this morning on “The Comcast Morning Show” on AM1570 WNST, you can hear the interview in the Audio Vault at WNST.net!

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-G

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