OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Mild concern has begun to grow regarding Ray Lewis and his injured foot after the veteran linebacker was absent from practice for the second straight day on Thursday.
The 12-time Pro Bowl selection is still expected to play against the Bengals on Sunday, but his absence for a second consecutive day indicates he was not just given a day off on Wednesday as many speculated.
Wide receiver Lee Evans participated in his fifth straight practice on Thursday, albeit in a limited fashion. The 30-year-old is expected to be a game-time decision after missing the Ravens’ last seven games with a left ankle injury.
Dannell Ellerbe was upgraded to full participation on Thursday, a good indication that the Ravens may see the run-stopping linebacker’s return against a Cincinnati offense that likes to use its running game.
For the Bengals, wide receiver A.J. Green missed his second straight practice with a hyperextended right knee. He has deemed himself a game-time decision against the Ravens.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: RB Anthony Allen (thigh), DT Art Jones (head), LB Ray Lewis (foot)
LIMITED: WR Lee Evans (ankle)
FULL: LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR AJ Green (knee), TE Donald Lee (foot), LB Dontay Moch (illness)
LIMITED: DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), DE Michael Johnson (NIR), CB Adam Jones (groin), RB Brian Leonard (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (knee), S Gibril Wilson (ankle)
FULL: CB Nate Clements (knee), C Kyle Cook (foot), S Chris Crocker (knee), DE Jonathan Fanene (illness), WR Andrew Hawkins (hamstring)