Live from Lincoln Financial Field: Purple Haze chat at 7:30 as Ravens begin preseason

August 11, 2011 | Luke Jones

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PHILADELPHIA — With two weeks of training camp under their belt, the Ravens travel to Philadelphia to open the preseason against the restocked Eagles on Thursday night.

With key veterans figuring to play little more than a series and other starters only going for a quarter, tonight will bring plenty of opportunity for young players to leave an impression on Ozzie Newsome, John Harbaugh, and the Baltimore coaching staff.

Here are the Ravens’ inactives for tonight:
RB Ricky Williams (coach’s decision)
CB Domonique Foxworth (knee)
TE Ed Dickson (hamstring)
WR Rodney Bradley (undisclosed)
WR David Reed (PUP list – wrist)
WR James Hardy (hamstring)
RB Matt Lawrence (undisclosed)
C Matt Birk (knee surgery)
OT Ramon Harewood (PUP list – knees)
DT Brandon McKinney (knee)

Eagles inactives:
WR DeSean Jackson
WR Jeremy Maclin
S Marlin Jackson
DT Brandon Collier
DT Trevor Laws
DT Mike Patterson

Surprisingly, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith has not been deactivated despite Harbaugh saying on Tuesday that the first-round pick would not play tonight. We’ll see how much action he gets after being limited since returning to the practice field last Saturday.

The Ravens will wear purple jerseys with white pants while the Eagles will go with an all-white look at home.

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