OWINGS MILLS, Md. — On the same day cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Chris Carr returned to the practice field after long layoffs, the Ravens have already ruled out two others for their Monday night game in Jacksonville.
Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and running back Anthony Allen both have thigh injuries and were declared out on Thursday after both were listed as probable on last week’s injury report against the Texans. Ellerbe injured his opposite leg against Houston while it is unknown what exactly happened to Allen, as the the Ravens did not report any new injuries following Sunday’s game.
Wide receiver Lee Evans and left guard Ben Grubbs did not participate in Thursday’s practice, and it appears more likely that each player will be missing from action again. Grubbs has missed four straight games while Evans has not played since Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.
Linebacker Jarret Johnson (back) did not practice on Thursday, but the injury is not expected to be serious as the veteran was present on the field during the workout and appeared to be moving around without much limitation.
Jacksonville saw two players miss practice on Thursday, offensive lineman Eben Britton and reserve safety Courtney Greene, and listed 13 players as limited participants.
The Jaguars’ star running back Maurice Jones-Drew was limited for a non-injury related reason, indicating coach Jack Del Rio was likely giving him an extra day off.
OUT – LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), RB Anthony Allen (thigh)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – G Ben Grubbs (toe), WR Lee Evans (ankle)
LIMITED – CB Chris Carr (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), S Tom Zbikowski (head)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – T Eben Britton (back), S Courtney Greene (hamsting)
LIMITED – DT Tyson Alualu (knee), CB Derek Cox (groin), RB Greg Jones (non-injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (non-injury related), DE Aaron Kampman (non-injury related), CB Rashean Mathis (non-injury related), T Eugene Monroe (shoulder), WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring) , RB Montell Owens (knee), G Will Rackley (knee), LB Clint Session (elbow), G Jason Spitz (quad), T Guy Whimper (hip)