Live from M&T Bank Stadium: Inactives and pre-game notes

October 02, 2011 | Luke Jones

BALTIMORE — With the Ravens hosting the New York Jets in a nationally-televised game Sunday night, their bye week is coming at a perfect time as seven key players are inactive tonight due to injury.

Starting left guard Ben Grubbs will miss his third straight game while dealing with a right toe injury and will be replaced by Andre Gurode in the starting lineup. Grubbs practiced on a limited basis on Thursday but did not participate in Friday’s practice, a good indication that he would be sat down until after the bye.

Perhaps the most concerning news is cornerback Chris Carr being inactive after re-aggravating the hamstring injury he’s dealt with since the middle of August. Carr returned to action last week in St. Louis and practice fully on Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday’s practice. With Carr joining rookie Jimmy Smith on the inactive list, the Ravens will rely on former practice-squad defensive back Danny Gorrer and rookie Chykie Brown as their No. 3 and No. 4 corners behind starters Lardarius Webb and Cary Williams.

On the opposing side, the Jets will be without starting center Nick Mangold, who will be replaced by rookie Colin Baxter. This news will not help a struggling rushing attack in what figures to be a loud, hostile environment in Baltimore.

The Ravens are wearing their all-black uniforms while New York is dressed in all white.

Baltimore
G Ben Grubbs
CB Chris Carr
LB Dannell Ellerbe
WR Lee Evans
WR David Reed
CB Jimmy Smith
S Haruki Nakamura

New York
C Nick Mangold
QB Kevin O’Connell
WR Logan Payne
S Emanuel Cook
RB Bilal Powell
FB Josh Baker
DT Kenrick Ellis

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