OWINGS MILLS — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was absent from practice for the second consecutive day due to a tight back.
The 35-year-old three-time Pro Bowl passer has been dealing with a groin injury, but this unexpected development is apparently unrelated.
Ravens coach Brian Billick said Thursday that he wasn’t concerned about the injury yet, saying that McNair had slept on it wrong.
If McNair can’t go, then backup Kyle Boller would get his second start of the season.
Meanwhile, offensive tackle Adam Terry (sprained ankle) and tight end Daniel Wilcox (sprained toe) didn’t practice.
Center Mike Flynn (sprained medial collateral ligament) was at practice along with cornerback Samari Rolle (illness).
Wide receiver Derrick Mason (illness) practiced again, as did tight end Todd Heap (hamstring).