OWINGS MILLS, Md. — At a time of year when many teams have a laundry list of players on their injury reports, the Ravens find themselves getting healthier as they enter a Week 16 meeting with the Cleveland Browns.
Baltimore only listed three players on its first practice report of the week as defensive end Cory Redding, wide receiver Anquan Boldin, and kicker Billy Cundiff did not participate in Wednesday’s outdoor practice. Redding has been dealing with a sore ankle while Cundiff is hampered with a left calf injury that forced the Ravens to sign veteran Shayne Graham as an insurance policy.
It’s unclear whether Boldin’s listed knee injury is more an issue of soreness or something he obtained in the loss to San Diego last Sunday night. He was present for the team’s walk-through practice on Tuesday afternoon.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb, linebacker Ray Lewis, and cornerback Chris Carr were not listed on Wednesday’s injury report, a sign that the Ravens are getting healthier as the postseason looms closer.
Meanwhile, the Browns listed had seven players absent from Wednesday’s practice, including cornerback Joe Haden, wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, and quarterback Colt McCoy. The Cleveland signal caller is not expected to play on Sunday, turning the reins to veteran Seneca Wallace.
Four other Browns players were listed as limited participants for Wednesday’s practice.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Anquan Boldin (knee), K Billy Cundiff (L calf), DE Cory Redding (ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Joe Haden (thigh), LB Ben Jacobs (head), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), QB Colt McCoy (head), WR Jordan Norwood (head), DT Scott Paxson (hand/calf), S TJ Ward (foot)
LIMITED: WR Josh Cribbs (groin), FB Owen Marecic (head/ankle), T Tony Pashos (ankle), S Usama Young (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Montario Hardesty (calf), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), DT Brian Schaefering (ankle)