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Ravens place OL Reid on IR, activate CB Jackson

Posted on 11 January 2013 by Luke Jones

The Ravens have placed offensive lineman Jah Reid on season-ending injured reserve and have activated rookie cornerback Asa Jackson to assume his spot on the 53-man roster.

Dealing with a toe injury for the last two weeks, Reid missed the wild-card playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts as the Ravens elected to shuffle their offensive line by inserting veteran Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, moving rookie Kelechi Osemele to left guard, and sliding Michael Oher to right tackle. Reid hadn’t practiced all week and was listed as a limited participant in practices last week leading into the Indianapolis game.

Reid appeared in nine games this season and had started seven contests at left guard prior to suffering the injury.

Jackson was suspended four games in December for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy after reportedly testing positive for unapproved use of Adderall. The 2012 fifth-round pick was allowed to return to the team’s Owings Mills facility on Monday.

Due to a significant number of injuries in the secondary, Jackson had been active in three straight games and played on special teams prior to being suspended. He was on the inactive list for the Ravens’ first 10 games this season.

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Pierce, Leach return to practice on limited basis Thursday

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Pierce, Leach return to practice on limited basis Thursday

Posted on 10 January 2013 by Luke Jones

(Updated: 3:50 p.m.)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In their final full practice open to the media ahead of their playoff game against the Denver Broncos, the Ravens regained two vital members of their offensive backfield as backup running back Bernard Pierce and Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach returned to practice on Thursday.

Each player worked on a limited basis in the Ravens’ final full practice of the week before departing for Denver on Friday afternoon. Pierce hadn’t participated in practices in the previous two days as he’s dealt with a knee injury. The veteran Leach has been hindered by an ankle injury for the last month and received Wednesday’s practice off after working on Tuesday.

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe worked on a limited basis once again, but two players were added to Thursday’s report as wide receivers Torrey Smith (back) and David Reed (thigh) were limited participants as well.

“It’s encouraging to have all our guys,” coach John Harbaugh said. “As I pointed out earlier, we’re not anticipating anybody missing this game. We’ll have that report out for you, but I don’t think it’s going to be anything on there that’s going to surprise you at all. We look like we’re in good shape.”

Pierce relished the opportunity for some extra rest as he’s dealing with a sore right knee. The 2012 third-round pick watched practice from the sideline on Tuesday and Wednesday, which was a good indication that the Ravens weren’t overly concerned about the injury.

In contrast to Pierce, Leach has typically received at least one practice off in each of the last few weeks to rest his sore ankle. The three-time Pro Bowl selection removed any doubt that he would be ready to go against Denver. All signs point to Pierce being available as well.

“I had to take it easy a couple days,” said Pierce, who rushed for a game-high 103 yards in the wild-card playoff win over Indianapolis. “My body was real beat up, but I’m back. I’m feeling good, and it’s time to play football.”

The rookie back has become a larger part of the running game over the last five games in which he’s rushed for 388 yards on 62 attempts, which is good for just below 6.3 yards per carry. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice remains a large part of the offense, but many are calling for the physical Pierce to receive extensive work to wear down opposing front sevens.

Regardless of his strong performance over the weeks of the season, Pierce said there will be no way to keep him off the field in terms of his health for Saturday.

“I’m a very competitive person,” Pierce said. “I’m ready to die for my team on any given Sunday, so I’m not missing anything.”

Guard Jah Reid (toe) was the only player absent from practice on Thursday as his status for the divisional playoff game in Denver remains in serious doubt. The second-year offensive lineman did not play in last Sunday’s win over Indianapolis, leading the Ravens to insert veteran Bryant McKinnie at left tackle and slide rookie Kelechi Osemele to left guard and Michael Oher to right tackle.

There were no changes to the Broncos’ injury report on Thursday as cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion) was the only player not to participate.

BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Jah Reid (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), WR David Reed (thigh), WR Torrey Smith (back)
FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Adrian Hamilton (illness), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal), LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

DENVER
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Tracy Porter (concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION: S Mike Adams (knee), T Ryan Clady (shoulder), T Orlando Franklin (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (ankle), G Chris Kuper (ankle), S Jim Leonhard (thigh), WR Matt Willis (knee)

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Leach, Pierce, Reid miss Wednesday’s practice

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Leach, Pierce, Reid miss Wednesday’s practice

Posted on 09 January 2013 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens continued preparations for Saturday’s wild-card playoff game against the Denver Broncos without two key members of their backfield on Wednesday.

Fullback Vonta Leach (ankle) was absent during the open portion of practice while running back Bernard Pierce didn’t participate in practice for the second straight day with a knee injury. Dealing with an ankle injury for the better part of a month, Leach appeared to be practicing on Tuesday, but the Ravens did not release an injury report. He has received periodic days of rest over the last few weeks of practice, so his absence on Wednesday should be regarded with little concern.

Despite rushing for a game-high 103 yards in the Ravens’ 24-9 wild-card playoff win over Indianapois, Pierce was listed as limited all last week in practices with an ankle injury. However, the rookie was listed as having a knee injury on the first edition of this week’s report.

Left guard Jah Reid was absent for the second straight day as he continues to recover from a toe injury that kept him out of the first round of the playoffs. All signs are pointing to the Ravens staying with the same offensive line they used last Sunday, which included veteran Bryant McKinnie making his first start of the season.

Listed as a limited participant on Wednesday, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was practicing for the second straight day after leaving Sunday’s win with a sprained ankle. The fourth-year defensive player has dealt with the same ankle injury since late November, which forced him to miss three games last month.

The Broncos had only one player listed as a non-participant as cornerback Tracy Porter sat out with a concussion on Wednesday.

BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), G Jah Reid (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Adrian Hamilton (illness), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal), LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

DENVER
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Tracy Porter (concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION: S Mike Adams (knee), T Ryan Clady (shoulder), T Orlando Franklin (knee), WR Trindon Holliday (ankle), G Chris Kuper (ankle), S Jim Leonhard (thigh), WR Matt Willis (knee)

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Status of rookie running back Pierce a mystery for Tuesday’s practice

Posted on 08 January 2013 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Following a 103-yard rushing performance in the Ravens’ 24-9 wild-card playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts, running back Bernard Pierce did not appear to be taking part in Tuesday’s indoor practice.

The rookie was on the field without a helmet during the portion of practice open to the media. Despite playing at an exceptional level against Indianapolis, Pierce practiced on a limited basis all last week with an ankle injury.

Left guard Jah Reid (toe) was not present during the media viewing portion of practice as it appears his status will remain in doubt for Saturday’s game against the Denver Broncos. In Reid’s absence, the Ravens made the long-awaited decision to insert Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, move rookie Kelechi Osemele to left guard, and slide Michael Oher to the right tackle position.

Baltimore limited the Colts to just one sack and two quarterback hits, but the offensive line will face an even bigger challenge this week against pass rushers Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil, who were the most prolific sack tandem in the NFL with a combined 29 1/2 quarterback drops this season.

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was present and working during Tuesday’s practice after leaving Sunday’s game with a sprained ankle.

The Ravens did not release an official injury report following the workout but will release reports on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Leach probable; J. Reid, Pollard listed as questionable for Sunday

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Leach probable; J. Reid, Pollard listed as questionable for Sunday

Posted on 04 January 2013 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens head into their wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts sporting their healthiest roster in quite some time as only three players were listed more serious than probable for Sunday.

Saftey Bernard Pollard, guard Jah Reid, and wide receiver Tandon Doss were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, but only Reid appears to be a legitimate concern as the starting left guard appeared very limited during the open portions of practice all week. The second-year lineman is listed as having a toe injury and would likely be replaced by veteran Bobbie Williams should he not be able to play against Indianapolis.

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and right guard Marshal Yanda were listed as probable after both players sat out an entire week of practice leading into the regular-season finale, which they both missed in order to rest injuries. Fullback Vonta Leach was also listed as probable despite missing Thursday’s practice with a lingering ankle injury.

Of the 19 players listed as probable on the report, Leach was the only one to miss a practice this week but returned to the field on Friday. Coach John Harbaugh provided an optimistic outlook on the Pro Bowl fullback following the workout and even upgraded his status after initially speaking to reporters.

“Vonta is going to be listed as questionable,” said Harbaugh before Friday’s injury report was released. “It might be probable though after today’s practice. Now that I think about it, he looked pretty good today, so he might be OK.”

Harbaugh spoke about Lewis’ status in recent weeks, explaining why he was held out of the final few games of the regular season and declaring him fit to go against Indianapolis. Lewis is just over 11 weeks removed from surgery on his right triceps.

The 37-year-old linebacker is expected to start at his normal “Mike” linebacker position next to Dannell Ellerbe, but Josh Bynes will be ready to spell Lewis if necessary. Many have wondered whether the Ravens will handle Lewis’ workload like they did with a returning Terrell Suggs back in October, but Harbaugh gave no indication that Lewis would see a limited number of snaps.

“He probably could have played, but it would have been a big risk,” Harbaugh said. “We felt like we could get our positioning in the playoffs, and then bring Ray Lewis back when the injury had the best chance to be completely healed, which is 12 weeks after the injury. He’s ready to go. He’s going to play in this game. He should be full-speed.”

Meanwhile, Indianapolis has ruled out starting left guard Joe Reitz as he continues to recover from a concussion.

Former Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is questionable with a knee injury but practiced fully on Thursday and Friday.

BALTIMORE
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tandon Doss (ankle), S Bernard Pollard (chest), G Jah Reid (toe)
PROBABLE: RB Anthony Allen (head), TE Billy Bajema (head), WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), LB Adrian Hamilton (illness), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), CB Chris Johnson (thigh), DE Arthur Jones (thigh), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder/thigh), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), T Kelechi Osemele (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (ankle), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), WR Torrey Smith (knee), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder/knee)

INDIANAPOLIS
OUT: G Joe Reitz (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Delone Carter (ankle), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), C AQ Shipley (knee), S Tom Zbikowski (knee), T Winston Justice (shoulder)
PROBABLE: DT Kellen Heard (illness), T Bradley Sowell (illness), CB Teddy Williams (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), QB Andrew Luck (knee), LB Pat Angerer (illness), DE Cory Redding (quad), C Samson Satele (ankle), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury), LB Robert Mathis (non-injury)

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Harbaugh feels “most comfortable” matching up against Steelers

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Harbaugh feels “most comfortable” matching up against Steelers

Posted on 12 November 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Most weeks, Monday Night Football is little more than background noise for John Harbaugh, but the Ravens coach said he’d be watching closely with the Pittsburgh Steelers on the national stage.

Using a coaching eye, Harbaugh received a live look at the Ravens’ arch nemesis before preparations continued for the first of two meetings with the AFC North adversary in a matchup many believe to be the NFL’s best rivalry.

“It’s the best week of the year, because it’s where we feel our most comfortable, probably,” Harbaugh said. “It’s where I feel the most comfortable and I think our players and coaches feel the same way, because it’s a defining type of a rivalry. It means so much to both teams. We like being in this week, we love playing these guys, we love the preparation for these guys. I’d say it’s the best week of the year — both [games].”

As is the case most seasons, the fate of the AFC North will likely come down to the two head-to-head meetings as the Ravens entered Week 10 with a one-game advantage over Pittsburgh in the division. The names have changed over the years, but the games remain a marquee attraction as Pittsburgh and Baltimore meet in a nationally televised prime-time game for the sixth straight year.

This season brings an interesting wrinkle as the Ravens and Steelers meet twice over the next three weeks, a decision that’s brought much criticism from each fan base who’d prefer to have more time between the games due to the physical toll they take on each team. Harbaugh admitted the timing of his team’s two meetings with the Steelers did grab his attention when the schedule was released in late April, but he appeared more than willing to embrace the challenge during his Monday press conference in Owings Mills.

“Really, there are always quirks in the schedule,” Harbaugh said. “Every team’s got them. That’s kind of a quirk for us. We play them and then sandwiched around a trip to San Diego. That will be a big challenge for us, but everybody’s got those challenges this year. That’s ours. We just have to deal with it and make it good.”

The Ravens have won two straight regular-season meetings at Heinz Field but suffered a playoff loss in Pittsburgh to end the 2010 season. With Baltimore experiencing struggles on the road this season, Sunday night’s performance will be very telling in explaining how serious a Super Bowl contender the Ravens really are at this point.

Counting two postseason games, the Ravens are 4-6 against Pittsburgh in the Harbaugh era. The 50-year-old coach hopes to continue his team’s recent success playing on the road in the bitter rivalry.

“If you love football, there’s no greater place to be,” Harbaugh said. “Playing there in that great stadium against that great organization, those games have always been great games. We’ve always felt like it’s a rivalry. We’ll continue to consider it to be a great rivalry.”

Changing of the (left) guard?

In preparing for Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers, the Ravens will be faced with a decision at the left guard position where second-year offensive lineman Jah Reid played well in place of veteran Bobbie Williams.

Taking Williams’ place on the third offensive series of the game, Reid played in 50 of the team’s 64 offensive snaps and received positive reviews after the 55-20 win over the Oakland Raiders. When asked whether Reid had supplanted Williams, who was limited in practice last week with a sore ankle, Harbaugh would not name a starter against the Steelers.

“I don’t know who will get the bulk of it, but we anticipate both of those guys playing in there,” Harbaugh said. “Jah’s got some versatility at some other positions, too. Of course, Bobbie can play the right guard as well, so it’s good to have some flexibility there.”

Reid excelled in run blocking, getting to the second level to spring running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce on several positive runs. Drafted as an offensive tackle in the third round of last year’s draft, Reid has made the transition inside despite dealing with a calf injury for the better part of several months.

“A lot of good things and some other things that he can get better at,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a very physical player, he’s really athletic, he can bend, he can get his pads down. And that’s not easy to do for a guy his size. He played well. There were some pass protection technique issues that he had with pass-set things he’s got to continue to work on that he knows about. All in all, he played pretty well.”

Go, Jacoby, go

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Ravens/Cowboys final injury report

Posted on 12 October 2012 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE RAVENS:

PROBABLE
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder)
T Jah Reid (calf)

DALLAS COWBOYS:

OUT
P Brian Moorman (right groin)

QUESTIONABLE
C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring)
P Chris Jones (left knee)
LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder)

PROBABLE
LB Alex Albright (neck)
WR Miles Austin (hamstring)
CB Morris Claiborne (illness)
DT Kenyon Coleman (knee)
C Phil Costa (back)
S Matt Johnson (hamstring)
NT Jay Ratliff (ankle)
DT Marcus Spears (knee)

 

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Ravens/Cowboys Thursday injury report

Posted on 11 October 2012 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE RAVENS:

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION
T Jah Reid (calf)

DALLAS COWBOYS:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Morris Claiborne (illness)
C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring)
P Brian Moorman (right groin)
P Chris Jones (left knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Alex Albright (neck)
WR Miles Austin (hamstring)
DT Kenyon Coleman (knee)
C Phil Costa (back)
S Matt Johnson (hamstring)
NT Jay Ratliff (ankle)
DT Marcus Spears (knee)

*Limited Participation is less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.
*Full Participation is 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.
*Not Injury Relatedapplies to situations in which a player is withheld from his normal repetitions for reasons other than injury.

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Ngata limited, Reid full participant in Wednesday practice

Posted on 10 October 2012 by WNST Staff

Wednesday, October 10…

BALTIMORE RAVENS:

LIMITED
DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder)

FULL
T Jah Reid (calf)

DALLAS COWBOYS:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring)
P Chris Jones (left knee)
P Brian Moorman (right groin)
LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder)

FULL
LB Alex Albright (neck)
WR Miles Austin (hamstring)
DT Kenyon Coleman (knee)
C Phil Costa (back)
S Matt Johnson (hamstring)
NT Jay Ratliff (ankle)
DT Marcus Spears (knee)

-Limited Participation is less than 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.
-Full Participation is 100 percent of a player’s normal repetitions.
-Not Injury Relatedapplies to situations in which a player is withheld from his normal repetitions for reasons other than injury.

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Healthier Ravens make final preparations for New England

Posted on 21 September 2012 by Luke Jones

(Updated: 3:15 p.m.)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens conducted their final full practice of the week in preparation for their Sunday night showdown with the New England Patriots and appeared to be working with their full 53-man squad.

Though they performed their traditional “jersey swap” for Friday’s practice, all players listed on Thursday’s injury report were present and working, including offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf).

Safety Bernard Pollard (chest), cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee), linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), and defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee) were all practicing during the portion of practice open to the media. All four defensive starters were listed as limited participants for Thursday’s practice after sitting out Wednesday.

Listed as full participants on Thursday, linebacker Paul Kruger (back) and left tackle Michael Oher (ankle) were both working and no longer appear to be a concern for Sunday’s game.

Reid was practicing — likely on a limited basis — for the first time since suffering a setback during training camp. The second-year offensive lineman injured his calf during the team’s mandatory minicamp in June and experience two different setbacks that kept him sidelined for nearly the entire preseason.

“As a coach-doctor — that we are as head coaches in the National Football League — you start learning about all these little injuries. I’ve learned that calves take a long time to heal. I was not aware of that. But he is getting back, he is getting closer. So, it will be good to have him back in the mix.”

The Ravens will wear their purple jerseys with white pants on Sunday night as the forecast calls for temperatures to be in the high 50s for the prime-time affair.

The referee will be Bruce Hermansen, who carries 37 years of experience officiating Div. II and III college football games as well as high school and semipro. However, he was responsible for awarding the Seattle Seahawks an extra timeout in the second half of their Week 1 loss at Arizona.

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