UPDATE: Injury report, Bart vs Hines

September 25, 2008 |

4:25 p.m.
Here is the Ravens injury report for Thursday:
Out:
Dawan Landry (neck)
Kelly Gregg (knee)
Did Not Participate:
Nick Greisen (thigh)
Le Ron McClain (migraine)
Daniel Wilcox (shoulder)
Limited Participation:
Yamon Figures (hamstring)
Willis McGahee (eye)
Samari Rolle (shoulder)
Troy Smith (illness)
Full Participation:
Tavares Gooden (hip)
Fabian Washington (neck)
2:45
Bart Scott is one of the more interesting and outspoken players in the locker room. Here are some of the quotes from today:
On what he thinks of Ward: “I think he does some tremendous things. I was really impressed with what he did, bringing those kids over from Asia last year. I watched a (TV) special. I think that was heartfelt. You know, football is a totally different thing. I don’t care if my mother was out there – I’d smack her around, too. It’s football. It doesn’t matter. If she had a different jersey on, she’s got to get dealt with.”
On whether he will exchange pleasantries with Ward : “If I would, why would I tell you something like that ? You’ve just got to ask the question, huh? No, I’m going out there to try to win a football game. All that other stuff is whatever.”
On the rivalry between the Ravens and the Steelers : “I think it’s a mirror image of two teams that are very physical. Whenever you’ve got two rams butting heads, of course there’s going to be some animosity because we’re pretty much built the same way. I mean, we know it’s going to be a man’s day. It’s going to be a physical day. The best team – the team that comes out and makes a couple of big plays and lays the wood the hardest-usually wins the game. Simple mission.”
Today Hines Ward responded about Bart Scott:
On the alleged cheap shot from the game last year on Scott: “There wasn’t anything cheap about it,” Ward said. “He can call it whatever he wants to call it. I didn’t get fined, I didn’t do anything wrong, I didn’t do anything illegal. If he wants to say it is a cheap shot then he can continue to call it a cheap shot. I didn’t cheap shot him. I blocked him and he got mad because a receiver hit him.”
On Bart Scott complaining about the hit : Tell him to go cry somewhere else,” Ward said. “It wasn’t a cheap shot. I don’t play this game to try to hurt somebody. Everything was legal. I didn’t get a fine. I didn’t get any letter from the commissioner saying it was a cheap shot. It was legal. If it was a cheap shot then I probably would’ve went low and tried to blow out his knee. I went high and he didn’t like it. You are going to get hit or be hit.”
On any bad blood with Bart : “I don’t think it is bad blood,” Ward said. “It is more respect. This guy is a great player. The thing he says doesn’t bother me. I played with the best trash talker in the world in Joey Porter and all he tries to do it get in your head.”

Rashard Mendenhall has been warned by teammates on what to expect from the Ravens besides their defense on Monday night. Kirby Wilson also warned him about a “professional trash talker.”

1:20

The Ravens are keeping quiet on the trash talking side of things as it relates to the Steelers. There has not been one peep about anything or anyone on the Steelers. While some people would love to hear trash talking or some bulletin board material type stuff coming out of here, but I respect this new quiet stance that the Ravens have taken. All you have heard out of this team is that it is just another game.
Dawan Landry was in the locker room for a brief time today and appeared to be in good spirits. There has been no time table as to when he will return to the football field for the Ravens. The Ravens are very optimistic that he will return this season.
Here are some quotes from Dawan Landry:
On the injury: “It was really scary,” Landry said. “It was my first time being injured and, at the time, I couldn’t feel anything. I was able to talk, though, and I felt my toes a little bit and I knew I would be fine eventually. By the time I got on the stretcher and got to the ambulance, all my feeling was starting to come back and I knew I would be okay.”
Thankful to the fans: “A lot of blessings have been answered,” Landry said. “I want to thank all the fans, all my teammates, the whole Ravens organization, the Browns, everybody that is helping me through this process right now. It’s truly a blessing.”

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