John Harbaugh eliminated most of the mystery regarding the injury situations of three key members of the Ravens when the coach spoke to the media on Thursday, making the final injury report of the week a mere formality.
With wide receiver Anquan Boldin already ruled out after undergoing knee surgery and ailing kicker Billy Cundiff being replaced by newly-signed veteran Shayne Graham, only defensive end Cory Redding’s status remains somewhat unclear. Redding is listed as questionable and practiced on a limited basis on Friday after missing three straight workouts this week. The defensive lineman told reporters earlier in the week he intended to play against the Browns on Saturday, and Harbaugh’s comments about Redding being a game-time decision were made with a positive tone on Thursday.
For the Browns, quarterback Colt McCoy, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, and safety T.J. Ward were officially ruled out on Friday, a day after Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy and Norwood would not travel to Baltimore due to lingering concussion-related symptoms. Ward will be placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.
Starting in McCoy’s place against the Ravens will be veteran Seneca Wallace.
Standout cornerback Joe Haden and wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi are both listed as questionable for Saturday after practicing on a limited basis the last two days.
OUT: WR Anquan Boldin (knee)
DOUBTFUL: K Billy Cundiff (L calf)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Cory Redding (ankle)
OUT: QB Colt McCoy (head), WR Jordan Norwood (head), S T.J. Ward (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Josh Cribbs (groin), CB Joe Haden (thigh), FB Owen Marecic (head/ankle), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), T Tony Pashos (ankle), DT Scott Paxson (hand/calf)
PROBABLE: RB Montario Hardesty (calf), LB Ben Jacobs (head), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), DT Brian Schaefering (ankle), S Usama Young (shoulder)