4:45- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:
RB Matt Lawrence (knee)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)
TE Todd Heap (chest)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
C Matt Birk (neck)
QB Joe Flacco (knee)
LB Tavares Gooden (head)
LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder)
OT Dan Fedrkeil (concussion)
DB Aaron Francisco (ankle)
WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee)
DB Kelvin Hayden (knee)
K Adam Vinatieri (right knee)
DB Antoine Bethea (foot)
DT Eric Foster (back)
DE Dwight Freeney (hip)
WR Pierre Garcon (ankle)
TE Gijon Robinson (concussion)
QB Jim Sorgi (right shoulder)
WR Hank Baskett (illness)
LS Justin Snow (elbow)
1:58-Here are some other highlights from John Harbaugh today:
-Joe Flacco “not an injury concern at all” (Joe mentioned earlier in the week he had not fully recovered from the ankle injury he suffered against the Vikings).
-Paul Kruger “practiced well” this week. (Harbs would not commit to Kruger, Antwan Barnes or anyone else as the starter in place of Terrell Suggs.)
-Peyton Manning was “very tight with information” when the two were together on AFC team at Pro Bowl last year in Hawaii.
-League did not apologize for giving Browns 4th timeout Monday night, “they never say they’re sorry.”
-Billy Cundiff “looks smooth” in short time he’s been with team
-On the release of “The Blind Side” today in theaters: Michael Oher is a “neat young man” who is “proud of where he’s come from” but “wants to move on. We’re interested in what’s he gonna do from here on out?”
-”We like Willis (McGahee). There’s a good chance you’ll see a lot of him” Sunday.
-On loose nature of team today: “We have a confident team.”
1:56-Samari Rolle was here at the facility today, but nothing has been announced officially regarding his transition from the PUP list to IR.
1:49-Todd Heap told us he was going to be a “game time decision” for Sunday; adding that his ribs and chest were “getting better” and that his ribs weren’t broken. However, his demeanor seemed to suggest that he wasn’t as close as he (and the team) would have us believe. He was also moving in a gingerly manner; and at one point said “I’m hopeful.” John Harbaugh chimed in just to say “we’ll see.”
You can hear from Todd Heap, LB/DE Paul Kruger and John Harbaugh in the Audio Vault at WNST.net.
12:04-Todd Heap (bruised chest) returned to practice; meaning all Ravens were practicing besides Terrell Suggs (knee) and Matt Lawrence (knee); who have both been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Orioles RF Nick Markakis was here today, sporting a full beard; with a group of youngsters from his Right Side Foundation. They took in practice and hollered for Ray Lewis, Joe Flacco and their favorite Ravens.
11:08-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where we finally have a bit of normalcy before the Baltimore Ravens face the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. We have a normal Friday practice schedule (the Ravens are slated to hit the field for their final walkthrough in just a few minutes), and John Harbaugh is slated to address the media once more this afternoon at 1:30. No new kickers, no more fines, no more questions for Terrell Suggs, no more any of that. Just football now. Still some anxious breaths regarding the status of Todd Heap for Sunday’s game (bruised chest), as he has yet to practice this week; but mostly business as usual otherwise. I’ll be back with a practice update shortly.