Reid, Jackson absent from Friday’s practice

September 07, 2012 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Moving closer to their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, the Ravens continue to be in good shape from a health standpoint.

Though rookie cornerback Asa Jackson (illness) joined offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf) as a new absence from the practice field on Friday, the Ravens saw all other players present and accounted for.

Safety Sean Considine (contact) was not sporting a red non-contact jersey during the portion of practice open to the media, which could suggest his chances for playing Monday night have improved. However, it remains unclear whether the veteran defensive back has passed his baseline test to clear him for contact and the Ravens were wearing helmets, shells, and shorts on Friday, which typically signifies no contact.

The team announced it has reached injury settlements to waive linebacker Darryl Blackstock (leg) and offensive lineman Justin Boren (foot), freeing both players from injured reserve.

The Ravens will conduct their final full practice on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. with coach John Harbaugh scheduled to meet with the media following the workout.

Here is Friday’s official injury report:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: OL Jah Reid (leg), Asa Jackson (illness)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder), S Sean Considine (head)

OUT: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), RB Bernard Scott (hand)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Jason Allen (quad), TE Donald Lee (thigh)
FULL PARTICIPATION: QB Andy Dalton (right biceps), DE Robert Geathers (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (knee), LB Dan Skuta (head)

Visit the Audio Vault to hear from offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, defensive coordinator Dean Pees, special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, and former Ravens president David Modell HERE.