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Live from Owings Mills: Ravens Eyeing Major Showdown with “Arch Rivals”

Posted on 23 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

5:51- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
OT Jared Gaither (foot)
LB Tavares Gooden (groin)
LS Matt Katula (forearm)
S Ed Reed (groin)

LIMITED:
C Matt Birk (neck)
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
S KJ Gerard (thigh)
TE Todd Heap (chest)
LB Jarret Johnson (knee)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
DT Kelly Talavou (knee)
WR Kelley Washington (ankle)

FULL:
TE LJ Smith (ankle)

Steelers:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
DE Brett Keisel (neck)
CB Anthony Madison (illness)
RB Willie Parker (knee)
S Troy Polamalu (knee)
WR Hines Ward (hamstring)

LIMITED:
CB Keenan Lewis (back)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (hip)
WR Mike Wallace (knee)

Troy Polamalu reportedly told the media in Pittsburgh that he did not expect to play Sunday.

1:59-The one major thing I took away from media availability today was the way the players downplayed the significance of the fact that the Ravens were playing their biggest rivals-instead pointing out the significance of the game alone.

Ray Lewis even described the Steelers as the “next team on the schedule.”

Clearly the players were very willing to discuss their AFC North rivals at length, and didn’t hide from how well they knew each other-but they appeared to be much more focused on the fact that they feel like they need to win out to have a chance to make the playoffs.

1:35-The Ravens have confirmed that LS Nick Sundberg was signed to their practice squad. Clearly this is an insurance policy for a struggling Matt Katula.

Mark Clayton (hamstring/knee), Kelley Washington (ankle) and KJ Gerard (thigh) were all practicing today. Jared Gaither (foot) and Ed Reed (foot/groin/hip/etc.) were NOT-Harbs confirmed earlier today the story that Reed had gone back to Florida for further evaluation. I did not notice Tavares Gooden (groin) at practice either.

For the quickest updates, remember to follow us on Twitter (@WNST). I have quotes from Harbaugh, etc. coming up-and already posted quotes from Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin; who held conference calls with the local media.

1:13-Some quick stuff, as practice is coming up:

Hear from the following NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net:
Coach John Harbaugh
QB Joe Flacco
RB Ray Rice
WR Derrick Mason
OT Michael Oher
LB Ray Lewis
LB Terrell Suggs
CB Corey Ivy
CB Chris Carr

Also, John Harbaugh announced Domonique Foxworth was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

There is a Long Snapper in the locker room by the name of Nick Sundberg. He’s a rookie out of Cal who was with the Carolina Panthers earlier in the season. No word on whether he’s been signed to the practice squad or is just a tryout guy. As soon as I get an update, I will let you know. Matt Katula had another tough week against the Bears Sunday, but John Harbaugh defended him; and said he doesn’t believe his elbow is still hurt.

11:14-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens are back at work today in preparation for Sunday’s showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. We all know about the AFC Wild Card implications of the game, as the Ravens will actually have the chance to clinch a playoff spot Sunday should other games around the AFC go their way.

We are scheduled to hear from John Harbaugh, Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, Derrick Mason and more today. The Ravens made two roster moves yesterday-signing CB Corey Ivy to replace Lardarius Webb (IR-ACL injury), and signing S Kevin Fitzhugh off the New York Jets’ practice squad to replace release CB Marcus Paschal.

Be back shortly.

-G

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Ravens-Bears Pregame: No Reed, Clayton, K Washington, Gooden or Gaither Today

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Ravens-Bears Pregame: No Reed, Clayton, K Washington, Gooden or Gaither Today

Posted on 20 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

4:05-That’s it for me here…..make sure you head over to WNST.net for our Purple Haze live chat during the game!

3:24-Clearly WR depth will be an issue today. Ravens will have only Justin Harper behind Derrick Mason and Demetrius Williams, although David Tyree could be pressed into emergency duty today. With Todd Heap and LJ Smith apparently healthy enough to play, one of them could be flexed out wide; as could Ray Rice if necessary.

3:14-Here are your starting changes…..

Michael Oher starts for Gaither at LT
Oniel Cousins starts for Oher at RT
Demetrius Williams starts for Clayton at WR
Dannell Ellerbe starts for Gooden at LB
Tom Zbikowski starts for Reed at FS

(Reed was out here this afternoon trying to get ready before the game.)

For the Bears, Devin Aromashodu will start for Devin Hester at WR, Anthony Adams will start for Marcus Harrison at DT.

3:00-Here are today’s scratches, starting with the Ravens:

QB John Beck (3rd QB)
OT Jared Gaither (foot)
WR Mark Clayton (hamstring, knee)
WR Kelley Washington (ankle)
S Ed Reed (foot, groin, etc. etc.)
LB Tavares Gooden (groin)
S KJ Gerard (thigh)
OL David Hale

Bears:

WR/KR Devin Hester
WR Juaquin Iglesias
S Craig Steltz
CB DJ Moore
OT James Marten
DT Matt Toeaina
OT Orlando Pace
DT Jarron Gilbert

1:49-The snow-covered sections in the upper deck have SLIGHTLY improved, but fans will likely still be greeted with piles of snow when they get into the stadium. Please do not use this as an excuse to act like an idiot.

Bill Leavy and his crew will officiate today’s game. No update on the story CBS reported this morning about officials arriving late; but they were supposed to be able to make it on time no matter what.

A reminder that today’s game is on FOX-with Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick and Chris Myers on the call.

12:39pm-Greetings from M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore, where the Baltimore Ravens will play the Chicago Bears today. I got here about 25 minutes ago, and the parking lots and sidewalks were a bit of a concern getting in. However, once I got into the stadium, I was BLOWN AWAY by what great shape it was in…..

stadium

Absolutely amazing. As you can tell, the field is in PERFECT shape, and the stadium is mostly clear, with only a few sections in the upper deck still filled with show. Over 1,700 workers were at the stadium this weekend to get it into shape, and they are STILL here, clearing what’s left of the snow and salting the steps and walkways in fear of the melted snow re-freezing. It is just absolutely outstanding.

I’ll be back shortly with more before our “Purple Haze” live chat opens.

-G

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Live from Owings Mills: Gametime moved to 4:15 on Sunday due to pending blizzard

Posted on 18 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

4:19 – INJURY REPORT-Ravens:

OUT
T Jared Gaither (foot)
DT Brandon McKinney (back)
DOUBTFUL
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
QUESTIONABLE
S K.J. Gerard (thigh)
LB Tavaras Gooden (groin)
LB Jarret Johnson (knee/back)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)
WR Kelley Washington (ankle)
PROBABLE
C Matt Birk (neck)
WR Derrick Mason (finger)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)

Bears:

DOUBTFUL
WR Devin Hester (calf)
QUESTIONABLE
CB Zach Bowman (illness)
DT Tommie Harris (knee)
T Orlando Pace (groin)
CB Charles Tillman (back)
LB Jamar Williams (ankle) 

4:00 – M&T Bank Stadium parking lots for Sunday’s game will open at 11:00 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 2:45 p.m.

3:16 – The Ravens just moved the official gametime on Sunday to a 4:15 start due to the snow concerns and cleanup that will be necessary. The official WNST Text was sent…

2:33 – The Bears have returned about 200 tickets to Sunday’s game. Fans can purchase them now via Ticketmaster.

2:01-Mark Clayton said his knee and hamstring were feeling better, but he wouldn’t know about his status until Sunday.

Terrell Suggs told reporters he “tweaked” his knee in practice this week, but he thinks he’s good for Sunday’s game.

1:58-Here are some highlights from John Harbaugh today:

-”I don’t see any reason” Terrell Suggs wouldn’t play Sunday.
-WR depth “is a concern” with Kelley Washington and Mark Clayton banged up.
-Team met together Thursday morning to pray for Chris Henry “before we knew what the outcome was.” Hue Jackson (who knew Chris well in Cincinnati) lead the meeting.
-Bears are “way better than their record.” They’re a “playoff caliber team football wise.”
-He enjoyed watching the 2nd half of Colts-Jaguars last night, but “nothing changes for us” as Ravens still have to win their games.
-”We’re preparing to face Devin Hester, but we know their backups.”
-on Joe Flacco not being listed on injury report: “Joe looks good. Joe’s been good all year.”

1:47-Duff Goldman (Food Network’s Ace of Cakes) built a cake shaped like a live Raven and has it here with him today for Haloti Ngata. They are filming for an upcoming episode that will air in a couple months.

1:41-Hear from John Harbaugh and Mark Clayton NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net.

Ravens Senior VP Kevin Byrne confirmed today that the team will 500 workers stationed at M&T Bank Stadium starting tonight-they will sleep on the club level-to clear snow this weekend before Sunday’s game. Also, the Chicago Bears will fly into Baltimore TODAY to make sure they beat the storm.

12:06-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens are putting their finishing touches on preparations for Sunday’s game with the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium. Clearly, weather is going to be a factor Sunday, but it appears as though the snow will have stopped before the game. It is likely to be more of a factor in regards to wind, field conditions and attendance at the game.

We just returned from practice, here’s a rundown. Mark Clayton (hamstring), Jared Gaither (foot), Haloti Ngata (ankle) were all NOT on the field during the portion of practice open to the media. Brandon McKinney (back) and Kelley Washington (ankle) were out there, but were not participating. Matt Birk (neck), KJ Gerard (thigh), Jarret Johnson (knee/back), Ed Reed (groin/foot), LJ Smith (ankle) and Terrell Suggs (knee) were all participating. The most significant news there is Reed; as practicing today will likely pave the way for him to play Sunday.

John Harbaugh is scheduled to meet with the media at about 1. Follow us Twitter (@WNST) for the quickest updates.)

-G

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Live From Owings Mills: Ravens Work While NFL Mourns

Posted on 17 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

4:00- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
T Jared Gaither (foot)
S K.J. Gerard (thigh)
LB Jarret Johnson (knee/back)
DT Brandon McKinney (back)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)
WR Kelley Washington (ankle)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION
C Matt Birk (neck)
WR Derrick Mason (finger)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)

Bears:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Devin Hester (calf)
LB Jamar Williams (ankle) 
FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Zach Bowman (illness)
DT Tommie Harris (knee)
T Orlando Pace (groin)
CB Charles Tillman (back)

2:54-Some highlights from the coordinators today, starting with Cam Cameron:

-Told Demetrius Williams “we’re gonna need you.” Thinks “he will play significantly” against Chicago Sunday.
-On WR depth with injuries to Mark Clayton, Kelley Washington: “I’m confident with the guys we’ve got.”
-On Bears defense: “We expect a great effort out of them.”
-”I think (Derrick Mason) is a great player. One of the greatest recievers I’ve been around.”
-On Ray Rice: “We just think he’s a really good football player.” He “impacts the game” beyond just his stats.
-Says connection between Rice and Joe Flacco “crucial”, “critical”, etc.

Jerry Rosburg:
-Facing Devin Hester, Johnny Knox and Bears returners “as tough but different” than facing Browns KR Joshua Cribbs. “We have to be very good in our coverage.”

Greg Mattison:
-Secondary has “gotta do it again” this week after strong performance against Lions.
-”I’m always hopeful Ed Reed will play.”
-Jay Cutler is a “tremendous talent.”
-Lardarius Webb “wants to be a great player.”

2:40-Kelley Washington on the death of his former teammate Chris Henry:

-”It definitely caught everybody by surprise. He was turning things around in his life.”
-”Seemed like he was just starting his life, starting his career the way he wanted to.”
-”He was a very soft spoken guy. You didn’t even know he was in the building.”
-”Best deep ball runner in the NFL.”
-”We would always encourage him, no matter what he did. He always listened.”
-”I think a lot of people got a bad impression of him. He’s not the person everybody thinks he is.”
-Washington said he and Ravens QB Coach Hue Jackson were “very close” with Henry while they were in Cincy.

-Greg Mattison also offered thoughts on Chris Henry, saying he was a “tremendous” wide receiver. He added it was “really a sad note. Very, very sad for his family.”

2:32-Hear from the following NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net:

Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron
Defensive Coordinator Greg Mattison
Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg
WR Kelley Washington (former Chris Henry teammate in Cincinnati)

Also, Sam Koch joined Drew Forrester this morning on “The Comcast Morning Show” on AM1570 WNST. You can hear from Sam in the Audio Vault as well. Don’t forget that for the QUICKEST updates from 1 Winning Drive, follow us on Twitter (@WNST).

12:42-Clearly the death of Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry will hang over 1 Winning Drive today. With Henry playing for an AFC North rival, the guys in this locker room had a chance to get to know him. While we are scheduled to hear from the coordinators today (Cam Cameron, Greg Mattison, Jerry Rosburg), I believe we will also hear from a few players regarding their emotions towards Chris’ death.

12:32-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where I’ll start with a practice update. Matt Birk (neck), KJ Gerard (thigh), Haloti Ngata (ankle), and LJ Smith (ankle) all returned to the practice field today after missing yesterday. Mark Clayton (knee), Jared Gaither (foot), Jarret Johnson (knee/back), Brandon McKinney (back), Ed Reed (groin/foot), and Kelley Washington (ankle) were not out there again today. Terrell Suggs (knee) was present yesterday, but not out there today.

-G

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Live From Owings Mills: Ravens Back to Work in Preparation for Bears

Posted on 16 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

5:20-INJURY REPORT: Ravens-

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:

C Matt Birk (neck)
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
T Jared Gaither (foot)
S K.J. Gerard (thigh)
LB Jarret Johnson (knee/back)
DT Brandon McKinney (back)
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)
WR Kelley Washington (ankle)

LIMITED:
WR Derrick Mason (finger)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)

Bears-

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
CB Zach Bowman (illness)
WR Devin Hester (calf)
CB Charles Tillman (back)

LIMITED:
DT Tommie Harris (knee)

FULL:
OT Orlando Pace (groin)

2:55-The Ravens have confirmed that they will wear black tops and white pants for their final home game Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

1:55-Ray Lewis:

-Jay Cutler “capable of making every throw.”
-On whether he wants Colts to play all of their guys against Jaguars tomorrow night: Wild Card race “will all take care of itself. If we don’t win, we’re not in ourselves.”
-”December is when you gotta win. It’s kinda hard to stop a team when they get hot.”
-Ray had “no thoughts at all” on Brian Billick’s return to Baltimore Sunday to do color for Ravens-Bears on FOX. (He didn’t mean this in a derogatory way, he just said he hadn’t thought about it.)
-Thinks Ray Rice similar to Barry Sanders in what they’re capable of doing with the ball “in space.”

1:50-Ray Rice:

-Came into the season expecting to have “more confidence” more “both physically and mentally.”
-Bears defense is “relentless to the ball.”
-”We got a 3 game season ahead of us. Every game matters. We control our own destiny.”
-”December football is championship football.”
-Reaching 1,000 yards “came on me really fast.”
-”I’m still the same guy off the field. Don’t be shy to say Hi-just don’t try to jump on my back.”

1:47-Lardarius Webb:

-Jay Cutler is “a great quarterback. You can’t take away from his talent.”
-He’s “very surprised” by how he’s risen from mid-round draft pick to starter on this team so quickly.
-”You feel that” rookie wall, but you learn from “older guys” how to take care of your body.
-Devin Hester “one of the greatest.”

1:45-The Ravens have added WR Maurice Price to their practice squad after trying him out on Tuesday. Price is in his 2nd year out of Charleston Southern. He was on the 49ers and Patriots practice squads previously, and was most recently with the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL. He’s 6-1, 200 pounds.

1:40-Derrick Mason:

-On beating “lesser” teams: “We try to take care of business” but “We gotta also take care of business against teams in playoff hunt.”
-Chest feeling “sore” after TD catch against Lions, but “no rest for the weary.”
-On WR blocking: “We try to stress the little things. We make an impact more than just catching balls.”
-”We gotta have this win.”
-Key to winning is “taking advantage of opportunities” we have.

1:38 Joe Flacco:

-On Oher: “Mike’s gone a great job all year.”
-Ray Rice “is gonna continue to get better. The better he does each week, the more confidence he gets.”
-Toughest condition to throw in is “wind.”
-On playing at home vs. playing on road: “We don’t treat it any differently.”

1:33-Plenty of sound from around 1 Winning Drive today. Here are some of the highlights. John Harbaugh:

-Ravens may not know Bears team very well, but they “know the players.”
-”We’re preparing for Jay Cutler’s best.”
-”We wanna see the sack numbers go up, we definitely wanna get more fumbles.”
-On Devin Hester: “You see 23 in your sleep.” He’s an “amazing playmaker.”
-”Part of the challenge is to compete against the elements.”
-”We loved (Bears WR Johnny Knox) in the Draft.”
-On final home game of season: “It’s a special thing playing in (M&T Bank) Stadium.”
-On fans: “They wanna do anything they can to help their team win. We need that kind of performance from them Sunday.”
-Michael Oher has “seamlessly” moved from LT to RT this season.
-”Hopefully we’ll get Jared (Gaither) back this week.”

1:22-No Ed Reed (groin/hip), Mark Clayton (hamstring), Jared Gaither (foot), or Kelley Washington (ankle) at portion of practice open to media today.

12:54-Hear from the following NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net…..

Coach John Harbaugh
QB Joe Flacco
RB Ray Rice
RB Willis McGahee
FB Le’Ron McClain
WR Derrick Mason
OT Michael Oher
LB Jarret Johnson
LB Ray Lewis
CB Lardarius Webb

A reminder that if you want the QUICKEST updates from 1 Winning Drive-follow us on Twitter…. @WNST

11:17-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens are back at work today in preparation for Sunday’s battle with the Chicago Bears at M&T Bank Stadium. We are scheduled to hear from coach John Harbaugh, Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis, Ray Rice and Derrick Mason amongst others today, as well as Bears coach Lovie Smith and QB Jay Cutler via conference call.

I’ll be back shortly with more.

-G

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Blowout of Lions Much Needed For Struggling Ravens Team

Posted on 13 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

To put it simply, the Ravens NEEDED a performance like the one they got on Sunday.

They NEEDED to prove to themselves-and to those around the NFL who were questioning them-that they were still a good football team.

Sunday’s 48-3 thrashing of the Detroit Lions didn’t REALLY say much about the Ravens or their chances of advancing to the AFC playoffs, but it did say some things.

For those of you who were predicting a doomsday 6-10 or 7-9 finish for the Ravens-unlikely.

For those of you calling for the entire team to be broken up in the offseason-probably a bit premature.

For those of you who buzzed into “The Comcast Morning Show” this week to ask “Is it time to start thinking about John Harbaugh’s future in Baltimore?”-the answer is “no.”

Let me repeat-Sunday’s win did NOT prove the Ravens as Super Bowl contenders-and may ultimately prove to be just another win for a team that didn’t get quite enough this season. But the Ravens not only won, they treated the Detroit Lions like the Glen Burnie JV team-which is exactly what good football teams SHOULD do to the Detroit Lions. (Who are a historic type of terrible for the record.)

The Ravens pulverized the Detroit Lions in every way imaginable. They out-gained their opponent 548 to 229, picked up 24 first downs to Detroit’s 13, and won the turnover battle by a margin of 2-1. They pulled their starting quarterback after 3 quarters-but they might as well have done it after 2. In the second half, there were players making contributions who I had honest to god forgotten were on the team. (Sorry Edgar Jones!) John Harbaugh said very simply that all 3 units of his team “executed”, and he’s absolutely right.

The point is, that is EXACTLY what good teams SHOULD do to the Detroit Lions. The Saints, Vikings, Packers, Bengals and Bears had already defeated the Lions by double digit margins this year. Only the Steelers and Rams had single digit victories over the Lions, and the Steelers appear to be much more of “pretenders” than “contenders” for a playoff spot. Beyond that, the Redskins and Browns had of course unimaginably found ways to LOSE to this Detroit ballclub. The Ravens certainly belong in the former group much more than the latter.

The Ravens are a GOOD team. We know that much. Yes, they’ve lost 6 games-but they’ve lost 6 games to teams who would all make the playoffs if the season ended today (Packers, Vikings, Patriots, Colts and Bengals twice). And while they HAVE their problems (secondary and wide receiver jump RIGHT off the page-but other areas haven’t been perfect); they still have a veteran team of solid play-makers; and managed to win Sunday even without Ed Reed, Jared Gaither and Mark Clayton.

They’ll have to keep winning for it to mean anything. As Derrick Mason put so well following the win-the game means “nothing if (the Ravens) can’t win the next game.” The good news is that they should be able to keep winning. The remainder of the schedule (vs. Chicago, @Pittsburgh, @Oakland) sets up well for a team that has not lost a game all season to a team who currently has a record of 7-6 or worse.

But they proved they weren’t a bad team Sunday-which is exactly what they NEEDED to do.

-G

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5:25-Kelley Washington (ankle) and Ray Rice (chest) were the only injured Ravens who did not return today. Rice is clearly not believed to be serious, while there was no further information available on Washington.

5:18-Hear from the following NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net:

Coach John Harbaugh
QB Joe Flacco
RB Ray Rice
WR Derrick Mason
G Ben Grubbs
LB Ray Lewis
LB Jarret Johnson
S Tom Zbikowski

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4:14-Only the Lions. This one’s over. 48-3 Ravens. Back shortly with more.

4:12-Two minute warning. Anybody have any thoughts?

4:03-Troy Smith with a rushing TD. It’s 48-3 now. Mercifully, only 5:02 still to play in this one.

3 plays, 23 yards, 1:23 on the drive.

48 ties for most in a single game-since the Kyle Boller-lead Monday Night Football thrashing of the Packers back in 2005.

4:02-Jalen Parmele into the game….. (Yeah, I’m still here….)

3:53-Sam Koch with another tremendous punt. Just outstanding……

3:51-Ravens with a team single-game record 510 yards from scrimmage on the day!

3:50-Edgar Jones with a first down catch! Good for him!

3:48-In news that is about as pressing as Mark Clayton being OUT-Kevin Smith won’t return for the Lions with a knee injury.

3:47-Flacco finishes 13/20 230 yards and a TD on the day. Which gives DF a chance to put him back in the Tuesday Top 7….

3:40-Boy you hate seeing an injury like that to Kevin Smith. Just uncomfortable to look at……..

3:35-We’re through 3 quarters, and it looks like Troy Smith will finally be coming in to play….

3:30-I immediately take the previous statement back. Obviously-both McClain and McGahee went over 100 yards in last year’s win at Dallas.

Another McGahee TD-the Ravens now have a team record 4 rushing TD’s on the game. 41-3. They HAVE to take Flacco out now, right?

3:28-Willis McGahee is going to go over 100 yards as well. Don’t believe the Ravens have ever had 2 100 yard rushers in one game.

3:22-Why wouldn’t the Lions put Drew Stanton in this game? That would sorta force Harbaugh to go to Troy Smith….

3:18-A Willis McGahee TD. 34-3. There’s no one left in this place…..

6 plays, 61 yards, 3:08 on the drive.

Is there anything else on? I’d like to change the TV’s in the press box.

3:15-You have to imagine we WILL see Troy Smith in this game at some point…..

Hate seeing Todd Heap hurt himself in a 24 point game.

Louis Delmas questionable to return (ankle) for Detroit.

3:09-I know there’s still a game going on, it’s just tough for me to remain interested.

Hey! Justin Harper checks in! Weird…..

3:00-Tremendous grab by Demetrius Williams (no, really) before a Le’Ron McClain TD. Ravens piling it on at this point…..

11 plays, 74 yards, 6:10 on the drive. 27-3. Feel a bit bad for Mt. St. Joseph’s Jim Schwartz…..

2:58-Ray Rice getting attention on the Ravens sideline…..and we finally see Willis McGahee.

2:39-20-3 at the half. We’ll be back shortly. Because we have to.

2:38-Ngata limped off field. Harbaugh smart to call timeout there. Force the Lions to punt, give your team a chance to block it.

2:36-70,673 announced here at “The Bank” today. I say “announced” because many of them are not here.

2:32-Ravens can’t punch it in as their stellar goal line offense continues….Billy Cundiff enters and connects from 25, extending Baltimore’s lead to 20-3 with 1: to play in the half.

6 plays, 43 yards, 1:08 on the drive.

Don Carey is struggling to turn off his mic today….and keeping track of what’s going on in the football game.

2:31-Ray Rice is now over 200 yards of total offense for the game.

What’s going on with McGahee? Not in on the 3rd possession, now not in on the goal line…..

2:26-He was catching a pop-up, but nice work there by Chris Carr to get up and get some yards back on that play. Ravens will have a chance to put this one away before halftime….

2:23-Good challenge from John Harbaugh, that was easy to tell.

2:20-Antwan Barnes was FURIOUS that wasn’t ruled a sack. He should probably calm down a bit….

2:17-And with that, Ray Rice has gone over 1,000 yards rushing and 1,500 yards from scrimmage this season. He also has 133 yards rushing on the day, a team high for the season.

2:16-I told you Ray Rice was gonna have some long runs this season. 62 yards on that one.

4 plays, 69 yards, 1:00 on the drive…..17-3 Ravens.

2:15-Rough day for Don Carey’s crew………

2:14-The fact that Ray Rice just got 10 yards on that play makes me remember just how bad the Lions are……

2:10-Lions fortunate that kick made it through-but they cut Baltimore’s lead to 10-3 with about 4 and a half to play in the first half.

15 plays, 69 yards, 7:24 on the scoring drive (Credit to my buddy Rich Dubroff of Carroll County Times fame for keeping track for me.)

2:09-I was a bit surprised that the Ravens would have accepted that penalty. Declining and forcing Hanson to kick makes MUCH more sense.

2:07-2nd straight 3rd down play where Dennis Northcutt was WIDE OPEN in the middle of the field. Terrible.

2:06-The remarkable thing about that run from Kevin Smith there was that he only lost 5 yards. What the hell was he thinking?

2:05-I’m a bit surprised to not see a flag on that ball in the endzone……

2:04-Congratulations to City’s Bryant Johnson for making a catch here in his hometown. Hopefully there won’t be many more.

Dannell Ellerbe tackles Daunte Culpepper, but he gets the first down before the tackle. Lions approaching the red zone. What the hell?

2:02-Dennis Northcutt makes it a bit more difficult for me to say this one is over already.

Lions LS Don Muhlbach is QUESTIONABLE to return with an arm injury.

2:00-Ray Lewis encouraging the crowd to get pumped. The crowd encouraging Ray Lewis to tackle better.

1:58-Took over 19 minutes-but we finally have a timeout from John Harbaugh. Knew it had to be coming…..

Also, the Dolphins are leading the Jaguars 14-0 in Jacksonville, and the Colts are leading the Broncos 14-0 in Indianapolis in games with major playoff implications for the Ravens.

1:55-Worth noting: We’ve played more than 18 minutes of football-and Harbs hasn’t called a single timeout. Weird.

Also, Derrick Mason had the wind knocked out of him on that TD catch-he’s expected to return.

1:51-The Lions are just AWFUL. That will go down as a 62 yard TD pass, but credit the Lions for just bring terrible as Marvin White and Phillip Buchanon paved the way for that TD. Wow.

3 plays, 70 yards, 1:17 on the scoring drive. 10-0 Ravens

1:49-What a play over there by Todd Heap to push his way for 7 yards. Impressive strength.

No Willis McGahee yet today. Weird.

1:42-Kevin Smith and Ray Rice are BOTH going to go over 100 yards today. Brutal run defense at the end of the quarter has the Lions driving although trailing 3-0.

1:40 – Drew Forrester knows more about football than I do.  I thought that was worth pointing out.

1:38-All targets today have been Ray Rice and Derrick Mason, correct? Yikes.

Billy Cundiff says his head his fine, he knocks it through from 38 to put the Ravens ahead 3-0 late in the first.

7 plays, 45 yards, 3:12 on the drive

1:36-Probably because the 2nd drive was so short, John Harbaugh kept Ray Rice in. Good call. He and Le’Ron McClain work the ball into the red zone.

1:32-I thought Culpepper had the spot there. Big measurement to get the Ravens off the field. They need to mix up their runs on this drive-Willis McGahee will enter the game as it is the 3rd possession.

1:30-Strong move there by Culpepper to avoid the sack. That leaves the Lions with a 3rd and 1 instead of 3rd and long.

1:29-Boy what a run there by Kevin Smith on 1st down. Credit the Ravens for TERRIBLE tackling, but very nice run.

1:28-If you’re interested, DeAngelo Smith’s forced fumble has been switched to Larry Foote. I’m guessing you probably weren’t interested.

1:26-Pretty dreadful series there for Joe, but Sam Koch with a hell of a punt to put the Lions inside their own 20.

Ravens continue to struggle out of the gate offensively. Ray Rice’s fumble hurt-but they looked TERRIBLE on their 2nd drive.

1:24-If Joe Flacco throws that ball where he’s supposed to, Derrick Mason gets a big gain.

What in the world is going on with Don Carey’s crew? Was it a penalty or not?

1:22-That Jason Hanson miss there tells me that kicking will be a tough task today. Miss was from 45-keeping this one scoreless.

1:18-Calvin Johnson is just plain taller than Domonique Foxworth or Tom Zbikowski. He has the ability to get a ball like that. The Ravens are fortunate he didn’t come down with it.

Aaron Brown with the big run? What’s going on here?

Jarret Johnson hobbles off…..

1:16-Trevor Pryce with a COSTLY roughing the passer on a play where Dawan Landry made an EASY interception. Frustrating start for this team right now.

1:14-Lardarius Webb was absolutely STUNNED by the move Calvin Johnson just put on him. Ouch.

1:12-That makes it 2 fumbles in 2 weeks for Ray Rice in the red zone. Look, there’s NO DOUBT that he’s the team MVP this season-but that’s just completely unacceptable.

Credit DeAngelo Smith from Detroit for the forced fumble.

1:11-Demetrius Williams checks in as a 3rd WR. Would be a nice spot for a fade on 3rd down.

1:09-If I had to guess, that won’t be the last HUGE run from Ray Rice today. He would have been a “must play” in Fantasy Football.

1:05-Great penetration there by Haloti Ngata and company to bring down Kevin Smith on that 3rd and short. Ravens didn’t want to let Daunte Culpepper and company feel too good about themselves early on.

A number of Ravens fans are here today dressed as purple seats. Can’t REALLY say I blame anyone for skipping this one.

1:03-Lions win the toss and come out throwing. No surprise there. Big 3rd and 2 early from midfield.

1:01-I’ll confirm that Oher will start at LT, Yanda at RT, and Chris Chester at RG.

Also, Chris Myers is calling today’s game for FOX alongside Tim Ryan instead of Sam Rosen. No word on why Rosen isn’t here.

12:25 Weather.com says 40s and rain THROUGHOUT today’s Ravens-Lions game. I get the feeling that there will be thousands of empty seats, as fans have taken to Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist and eBay to try to dump their tickets this week.

12:06-We have an update on the Lions inactives. FB Terrelle Smith is ACTIVE and will START, FB Jerome Felton is INACTIVE.

Also for the Lions-RG Dylan Gandy will start for Daniel Loper (active, back) and RE Cliff Avril will start for Dewayne White.

The team waived WR Eric Fowler this week, and moved TE Jake Nordin to the active roster.

11:48-I don’t have an official note on how the O-Line will shuffle with Jared Gaither out, but I assume Michael Oher will play LT, Marshal Yanda will play RT, and Chris Chester will play RG. Just an assumption however; and with Tony Moll and Oniel Cousins both active-either could be in the mix.

11:44-Tom Zbikowski will start for Ed Reed today, Kelley Washington will start for Mark Clayton.

11:22-Here are your inactives:

RAVENS-
QB John Beck (3rd QB)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
OL David Hale (concussion)
OT Jared Gaither (foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)
WR Mark Clayton (hamstring)
NT Brandon McKinney (back)
NT Kelly Talavou

LIONS-
QB Matthew Stafford (3rd QB)
DB Jahi Word-Daniels
FB Terrelle Smith
C Melvin Fowler
OT Corey Hilliard
TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion)
DT Andre Fluellen (groin)
DE Dewayne White (toe)

10:55-Greetings from the press box at M&T Bank Stadium in a rainy downtown Baltimore, where the 6-6 Baltimore Ravens continue their quest to reach the playoffs against the 2-10 Detroit Lions.

Make sure you follow us throughout the day here at WNST.net, as well as on Twitter (@WNST) and on our WNST Text Service (text “WNST” to 68255 to get updates) for everything you need to know today.

WR Mark Clayton is OUT-per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In a related story, Tiger Woods cheated on his wife.

I don’t mean to downplay that-it’s just that we all KNEW Mark Clayton (hamstring) was out today, which is why the Ravens waived FB Charles Ali yesterday and moved WR Justin Harper to the active roster.

I CERTAINLY don’t expect to see S Ed Reed (you name it) today, and would say LB Terrell Suggs (knee) is unlikely.

-G

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Live From Owings Mills: Harbaugh Expects Reed, Suggs, Clayton to be “Game Time Decisions”

Posted on 11 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

4:15- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:

DOUBTFUL:
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
G/T David Hale (head)
S Ed Reed (groin/foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE:
T Jared Gaither (foot)
LB Jarret Johnson (back)
DT Brandon McKinney (back)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)

PROBABLE:
K Billy Cundiff (head)
QB Joe Flacco (knee/hip)

Lions:

OUT:
TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion)

DOUBTFUL:
DT Andre Fluellen (groin)
QB Matt Stafford (left shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE:
DT Joe Cohen (knee)
OT Daniel Loper (back)

PROBABLE:
S Louis Delmas (ankle)
WR Eric Fowler (knee)
P Nick Harris (left knee)
DT Grady Jackson (knee)
CB Will James (neck)
S Kalvin Pearson (hamstring)
LB Ernie Sims (hamstring)
DE Dewayne White (toe)

1:51-John Harbaugh just met with the media, here are some of the highlights of what he had to say….

-He expects Ed Reed, Mark Clayton and Terrell Suggs to all be “game time decisions”, but later said he thought they’d be “questionable or probable.”
-”It’s helpful” to know early in the week that Duante Culpepper would start instead of Matthew Stafford, but it will still “be a bit of a guessing game” as Culpepper hasn’t played much.
-”We don’t know them as well” as we know AFC North/AFC teams that Ravens face more often.
-Kevin Smith has same “quickness” as Ravens RB Ray Rice, but runs with a more “upright style.”
-”It’s hard not to” scoreboard watch with Ravens in thick of Wild Card race.
-”Weather is a factor” Sunday in Baltimore, he said he’s expecting a wintry mix. (Weather.com-the official site of The Weather Channel is saying Rain and a High of 41.)
-Ravens “really liked” Lions Safety Louis Delmas in April’s NFL Draft as he was coming out of Western Michigan.
-He confirmed that the Ravens DO have a “contingency plan” should Billy Cundiff decide he can’t kick tomorrow. He said Billy was fine in practice Friday.

You can hear from John Harbaugh NOW in the Audio Vault at WNST.net. Also, Ravens OL Marshal Yanda joined Drew Forrester this morning on “The Comcast Morning Show” on AM1570 WNST, you can hear that in the Audio Vault as well. Lions Coach Jim Schwartz (Mt. St. Joseph) will join Nestor Aparicio on “Limited Access” this afternoon at 4pm.

1:30-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive; where the Ravens held their final walkthrough before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at the M&T Bank Stadium. Let me start with a practice update; as Terrell Suggs (knee), Ed Reed (you name it), Jarret Johnson (back), Mark Clayton (hamstring), and LJ Smith (ankle) were not out on the practice field during the VERY brief portion of practice open to the media. John Harbaugh later told us that Ed HAD participated in the walkthrough (he is here, and was seen in the equipment room-so this is very possible).

Jared Gaither (foot) and David Hale (head) were out on the practice field, but were wearing sweats and watching from the sidelines.

Remember to follow us on Twitter (@WNST) for the quickest updates from out here in Owings Mills.

-G

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Friday Morning’s Purple Crabs & Beer, Weekend Picks

Posted on 11 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

Ravens 31, Lions 17

Make no mistake-the Lions’ ability to play jump ball with Calvin Johnson will allow them to score; but this will be a one possession game in the 2nd half. The Ravens will win the game, but NO ONE will feel better about their Wild Card chances come Monday-even though they’ll be back above .500.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Cundiff, McKinney, Suggs all limited in practice

Rex Snider thinks Harbaugh should be more like Belichick

And from the rest of the world….

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Cam Cameron knows Lions will give Flacco ‘single coverage’ looks he should be able to take advantage of

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says John Harbaugh particularly defensive of brother Jim Harbaugh, father Jack Harbaugh on sideline

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says T-Sizzle practicing, but not certain of status for Sunday yet

The Official Site says Ray Rice, Lardarius Webb, Jared Gaither, Joe Flacco, Adam Terry, Ray Lewis will be out in community next week

The Official Site says Ngata honored by USA Football, NFLPA for ‘fundamentals’

The Official Site says Zbikowski was getting advice from Ed Reed on sideline during Monday Night Football game

Lions Official Site’s Chrissie Wywrot says safety Delmas models himself after Ed Reed

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Mt. St. Joseph grad Jim Schwartz to make ‘homecoming’ Sunday in Baltimore

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens 7-2 against backup QB’s since ’07, including wins over Dennis Dixon, Brodie Croyle this season

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens can’t have too many penalties, allow Calvin Johnson to go crazy, be hurt too much by injuries to Ed Reed, Fabian Washington, Terrell Suggs etc.

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens must get improved play from Flacco, hold on to ball in red zone, keep focus

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ed Reed, Jarret Johnson, Mark Clayton, Jared Gaither, David Hale, LJ Smith all didn’t practice again yesterday

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ben Grubbs thinks O-Line needs to be more ‘consistent’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Le’Ron McClain not in ‘doghouse’

7 of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens

The Sun remembers Ravens’ 1998 win over Lions in Marchibroda’s final game

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Grady Jackson, Matthew Stafford didn’t practice for Detroit

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Greg Mattison believes Ngata solid combination of talent, fundamentals

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Suggs couldn’t talk about restraining order, lawsuit

The Sun’s Edward Lee says 4 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from Maryland National Guard will flyover M&T Bank Stadium Sunday

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Suggs sued for $70 million by Candace Williams

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Matt Birk has ‘confidence’ O-Line will bounce back

Detroit Free Press’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika says Jim Schwartz has no explanation for Lions’ 3rd quarter issues

Detroit Free Press’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika says Lions staff thinks Kevin Smith deserves more credit for ‘tough’ running

Detroit News’ Tim Twentyman says team being ‘cautious’ regarding TE Casey FitzSimmons

Detroit News’ Tim Twentyman says Drew Stanton will get chance to backup Daunte Culpepper Sunday

SI’s Peter King picks Ravens 30-10

3 of 3 Yahoo! Sports analysts pick Ravens

NFL.com’s Vic Carucci says Ravens look like they ‘don’t belong’ in AFC playoffs

NFL.com’s Gil Brandt looking forward to Calvin Johnson-Lardarius Webb matchup

Fanhouse.com’s Dave Goldberg picks Ravens 31-20

Fanhouse.com’s R.J. White thinks Ray Rice tremendous fantasy play

Fox Sports’ Adam Schein says Ravens’ struggles about execution, not coaching

ESPN.com’s James Walker picks Ravens 27-10

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ray Lewis one tackle away from 12th 100 tackle season

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-My other weekend picks:

Navy 27, Army 23

This is a better Black Knights team than the Mids have faced in recent years. Rich Ellerson has implemented the option, and it is working to at least some level. But the Midshipmen are still better right now; and will prove that again tomorrow afternoon in Philadelphia. I’ll be at Lincoln Financial Field to talk to you during the game at WNST.net.

Maryland 81, Eastern Kentucky 63

If they were playing Western Kentucky, the game would be single digits.

George Washington 81, Towson 70

I’m not certain the Tigers can keep it this close, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Rider 75, UMBC 69

I’ll make this bet-Randy Monroe’s Retrievers won’t go winless this season.

Morgan State 74, Manhattan 62

How much has this Bears team that we were talking up as world beaters fallen off since their Arkansas/Louisville trip? They need to win, and they will.

West Virginia 101, Coppin State 68

It probably WON’T be this close.

Talk to you from Owings Mills.

-G

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Live From Owings Mills: Suggs Non-Committal About Status for Sunday

Posted on 10 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

5:47- INJURY REPORT – Ravens:

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
WR Mark Clayton (hamstring / knee)
OT Jared Gaither (foot)
OL David Hale (head)
LB Jarret Johnson (back)
S Ed Reed(groin/foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)

LIMITED:
K Billy Cundiff (head)
DT Brandon McKinney (back)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)

FULL:
QB Joe Flacco (hip/ankle/knee)

Lions-

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
DT Grady Jackson (knee)
QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder)

LIMITED:
LB Ernie Sims (hamstring)
DE Dewayne White (toe)
S Louis Delmas (ankle)
OT Daniel Loper (back)
P Nick Harris (left knee)

FULL:
CB Will James (neck)

2:59-Lots of other notes from around the facility today….

Greg Mattison:
-Daunte Culpepper is a “very very good quarterback (with) a strong arm.” He “probably has a free wheeling attitude” at this point in his career. You “have to be a little but more leery of the scramble” with Culpepper than they would have with Matthew Stafford.
-He has told Ed Reed in the past “I don’t wanna be standing out there when you’re not out there.” He added that “Ed Reed will go if he can go” but “Tom Zbikowski did a nice job” against Green Bay.
-He doesn’t believe it is only the Ravens DB’s “who are frustrated” with the way pass interference has been called. He also credited the members of the secondary because “they go out there and battle as hard as they can battle.”
-On officials: “I would never say they’re out to get the Ravens.”
-Calvin Johnson is a “great, great receiver. He goes after every ball as if it’s the last one.”

Jerry Rosburg:
-”Billy (Cundiff) was out best option” for kicks even after suffering concussion at beginning of Monday Night Football game.
-He could not identify a contingency plan if Cundiff were to come down with post-concussion headaches and couldn’t kick on Sunday. He said that if the team found out Saturday that Cundiff couldn’t go (similar to how the Steelers found out 2 Saturdays ago that Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t go against the Ravens), he would approach Ozzie Newsome with John Harbaugh about making a roster move.
-He said that neither of the short “squib” kicks Cundiff kicked against the Packers were actually supposed to be normal, deep kickoffs.
-”We’re confident” in Chris Carr as punt returner, Lardarius Webb and Carr both have “a lot on (their) plate(s).”

Cam Cameron:
-Joe (Flacco)’s “health has not been a factor” in struggles..
-There was “absolutely not” a lack of urgency in the final minutes of the Packers game…..”we (just) didn’t execute.”
-”We gotta take care of the football in the scoring zone. We expect to move the football, but (we) gotta finish drives.”
-Offensive line is a “prideful group” with “high expectations”; but the struggles on Monday night were a “collective effort” offensively, not just mistakes by the line.
-Lions use a “8 or 9 man front”, allowing “single coverage” in secondary.
-Not having Chris Chester start gives Ravens “flexibility” as he can play other positions (like TE).

-Haloti Ngata was named to the “All-Fundamentals Team” by USA Football and the NFLPA. He received a silver helmet for the honor, and responded by saying “this is pretty cool.” USA Football recognized him for his outstanding “footwork and leverage.” Other players honored include Redskins LB London Fletcher, Steelers S Troy Polamalu, Browns OT Joe Thomas, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Saints QB Drew Brees.

-Hear from Cam Cameron, Greg Mattison, Jerry Rosburg, Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs in the Audio Vault at WNST.net. Also, Lions TE Dan Gronkowski (a former Maryland Terrapin) joined Bob Haynie this afternoon on AM1570 WNST, you can hear that in the Audio Vault as well. Lions PBP Voice Dan Miller joned Drew Forrester this morning on “The Comcast Morning Show” as well. Ravens G Marshal Yanda will join Drew Forrester TOMORROW morning at 7:30am, and Lions coach and Baltimore native Jim Schwartz will join Nestor Aparicio tomorrow afternoon on “Limited Access.”

-Brian Billick confirmed with Drew Forrester this morning that he will be calling the Ravens/Bears game NEXT Sunday for FOX. It will be the first time Billick has done color for a Ravens game since being dismissed as head coach. Sam Rosen and Tim Ryan will call the Lions game Sunday for FOX.

-Justin Harper is playing the role of Calvin Johnson in practice; even donning Marcus Smith’s #81 jersey to help the effect.

-Art Modell was here; as were former Baltimore Colts Joe Ehrmann and Lenny Moore. Lenny is a very frequent guest, Ehrmann and Modell make less frequent visits.

2:51-Terrell Suggs told us today that while his knee was feeling “better”, he wasn’t sure whether he’d be ready to face the Lions on Sunday. He told us it would likely have to do with how he felt Saturday night and Sunday morning; instead of a situation where he’d need to go warm up before the game to tell if he’d be ready.

Suggs also told us he couldn’t comment on the restraining order/lawsuit involving alleged girlfriend Candace Williams. Suggs said he would answer questions about it as soon as he was allowed to; but didn’t believe the situation would be any sort of distraction to him or the team.

1:16-Greetings from 1 Winning Drive, where the Baltimore Ravens continue preparations for Sunday’s contest with the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Ravens hit the practice field around lunch-time today, and when they did, the same group of players that missed practice yesterday weren’t working again today. WR Mark Clayton (hamstring), OT Jared Gaither (foot), OL David Hale (head), LB Jarret Johnson (back), S Ed Reed (groin/foot), and TE LJ Smith (ankle) were all not working. The good news was that LB Terrell Suggs hit the practice field for a 2nd straight day, improving the chances he might be able to play Sunday.

We are scheduled to hear from OC Cam Cameron, DC Greg Mattison and Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg shortly. Make sure you follow us on Twitter (@WNST) for the quickest updates.

-G

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Ravens/Lions Injury Report & Tickets Available

Posted on 09 December 2009 by Glenn Clark

INJURY REPORT: Ravens-

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
WR Mark Clayton (knee)
OT Jared Gaither (foot)
G/T David Hale (head)
LB Jarret Johnson (back)
S Ed Reed (groin / foot)
TE LJ Smith (ankle)

LIMITED:
K Billy Cundiff (head)
LB Terrell Suggs (knee)

FULL:
QB Joe Flacco (knee / hip)

Lions-

DID NOT PARTICIPATE:
TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion)
QB Matt Stafford (left shoulder)

LIMITED:
DT Joe Cohen (knee)
S Louis Delmas (ankle)
DT Andre Fluellen (toes)
WR Eric Fowler (knee)
P Nick Harris (left knee)
DT Grady Jackson (knee)
CB Will James (neck)
OT Daniel Loper (back)
S Kalvin Pearson (hamstring)
LB Ernie Sims (hamstring)
DE Dewayne White (toe)

Also, the Lions returned 250 tickets for Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium-they are available now via Ticketmaster and BaltimoreRavens.com.

-G

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