Live from Owings Mills: Ravens make final preparations for Jacksonville

October 22, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — With the Ravens traveling to Jacksonville to meet the Jaguars on Monday night, they were back on the field Saturday morning with the injury picture becoming clearer.

Once again, wide receiver Lee Evans (left ankle) and Ben Grubbs (right toe) were missing from the field as the Ravens worked indoors for their final practice of the week. Neither player has worked this week nor participated in the team’s morning walk-throughs, making it an almost certainty that both will be unavailable against Jacksonville.

Safety Tom Zbikowski (concussion) was on the field and appeared to be practicing on a very limited basis during the portion open to the media. He has not been cleared for contact and did not participate in Friday’s practice after being a limited participant on Thursday.

Cornerback Chris Carr (left thigh) looked to be working on a limited basis for the third straight day, which might be an indication that the Ravens intend to hold out the veteran defensive back. Carr has dealt with the same hamstring injury for over two months.

Linebacker Jarret Johnson (back) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (left ankle) were also practicing after participating fully on Friday. It will be interesting to see whether the Ravens decide to activate Smith for his first action since being injured in the season opener on Sept. 11 or to hold him out for another week before playing against Arizona in Baltimore next Sunday.

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) and running back Anthony Allen (thigh) have already been ruled out for Monday and were not on the practice field Saturday.

Referee Carl Cheffers and his crew will be officiating Monday night’s game in Jacksonville. The current weather forecast for EverBank Field calls for a temperature of 76 degrees and only a 10 percent chance of rain.

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