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Ravens take practice field with heavy hearts over Modell’s passing

Posted on 06 September 2012 by Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — With the backdrop of former team owner Art Modell’s passing on Thursday morning, the Ravens continued preparations for their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

During the first 30 minutes of practice open for media viewing, running back Ray Rice hadn’t appeared on the field after meeting with the media two hours earlier. Typically a late arrival to the practice field on most days, Rice did not appear to be dealing with any trace of an injury when talking with reporters, which could be an indication that he was simply later than normal taking the field.

The team will release its first injury report of the week on Thursday afternoon, which will provide more clarity regarding Rice’s level of participation in the practice.

Offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf) was not dressed out for practice as he watched Thursday’s workout from the sidelines. The second-year player appears unlikely to play against the Bengals and has dealt with a calf injury since June. He has experienced two different setbacks since initially being carted off the field on the final day of mandatory minicamp in mid-June.

Safety Sean Considine (concussion) was practicing with a red non-contact jersey and hadn’t taken his baseline test as of Wednesday.

Tight ends Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta (hand) were both present and working during the opening portion of practice after both expressed thoughts of being game-time decisions on Wednesday. Despite their conservative comments, both players are expected to play on Monday night.

In memory of Modell’s passing, the Ravens will honor the former owner’s memory prior to kickoff and players will wear a black circle with white letters spelling out Modell’s initials “ABM” for the entire season.

Despite typically wearing their black jerseys for home games in primte time, the Ravens will be dressed in their purple jerseys against Cincinnati.

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Yanda, five others absent from Monday’s practice

Posted on 27 August 2012 by Luke Jones

(Updated: 6:15 p.m.)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Fielding a smaller contingency of players after trimming the roster to 75 players, the Ravens were without Marshal Yanda and five others for Monday’s practice.

Yanda (knee) hasn’t worked since last Monday when he was undercut by linebacker Chavis Williams. The starting right guard finished the practice but missed the Ravens’ third preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Thursday. Coach John Harbaugh has said on two separate occasions that the injury isn’t considered to be serious.

Offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf), wide receiver Tommy Streeter (foot), linebackers Ricky Brown (hip) and Josh Bynes (back), and safety Sean Considine (concussion) were also absent from the portion of practice open to media.

Linebacker Sergio Kindle (shoulder) appeared to be practicing without a red non-contact jersey for the first time since sustaining a stinger in the second preseason game of the summer.

“He’s not a lock, but he’s done very well,” Harbaugh said. “This game will be important for him.”

Tight ends Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta were practicing on a limited basis for the second straight workout after returning to the field Saturday. To no surprise, Harbaugh squashed any lingering chance of the tight ends seeing some action Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams.

“No chance,” Harbaugh said. “No chance of that. They’re not ready for that yet.”

The Ravens officially placed linebacker Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon) and wide receiver David Reed (knee) on the reserve physically unable to perform list, meaning both will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. Defensive lineman Ryan McBean (ankle), safety Emanuel Cook (leg), and linebackers Darryl Blackstock (leg) and Stevie Baggs (leg) were placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday morning.

 

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Reserve safety Cook lost for season due to broken leg

Posted on 24 August 2012 by Luke Jones

BALTIMORE — Have already lost defensive lineman Ryan McBean to a season-ending injury in the preseason opener, the Ravens can add Emanuel Cook to the list as the reserve safety suffered a broken right leg in Thursday’s 48-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The injury occurred early in the second half when Cook collided with teammate Anthony Allen on kickoff coverage. Cook’s lower right leg was immobilized before he was carted off the M&T Bank Stadium field. The 24-year-old posted on his Twitter account that he was undergoing surgery late Thursday night.

“One of my favorite guys broke his leg,” coach John Harbaugh said following the game. “He’s had a really good camp. He’s one of our most valuable special teams guys from last year. That was tough.”

Cook was the primary backup to free safety Ed Reed, and his loss likely increases the chances of both fourth-round pick Christian Thompson and rookie free agent Omar Brown making the 53-man roster.

The Ravens suffered another hit at safety as veteran Sean Considine suffered a concussion for the second week in a row. After last week was labeled as Considine being “dinged” in Harbaugh’s words, the one sustained against Jacksonville is a bigger concern.

“This one we’ll have to look at really hard,” Harbaugh said.

Linebacker Sergio Kindle did not play in Thursday’s game despite not being listed among the inactives prior to kickoff.

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