OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens received good news with the return of Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs to the practice field as they made final preparations for the Carolina Panthers on Friday.
After missing practices on Wednesday and Thursday with a groin injury suffered in last Sunday’s win over Cleveland, Suggs is listed as probable for Sunday’s game after being a full participant on Friday. He appeared to be moving well as he ran the width of the field during the media viewing portion of the workout.
Defensive end Chris Canty (knee), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee), and offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (knee surgery) were the only Ravens players absent from Friday’s practice. With Monroe and Jernigan already ruled out, Canty is the Ravens’ only big question mark for Sunday’s game against Carolina as he was listed as questionable on the final injury report and hasn’t practiced all week.
Wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Owen Daniels returned to the practice field after receiving a veteran day off on Thursday. They are both listed as probable on the final game status report, but neither player is dealing with an injury.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith (knee/ankle) and running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) are probable and were both present and working after being listed as full participants on Thursday. Smith missed Wednesday’s practice after being banged up against the Browns.
Meanwhile, Carolina listed linebacker Thomas Davis (hip) and running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) as questionable. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera indicated Davis is further along in his recovery and has a better chance to play on Sunday, but both he and Stewart are considered game-time decisions.
Starting running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is probable after practicing fully all week.
The referee for Sunday’s game will be Craig Wrolstad. He’s a new referee for the 2014 season after serving as an NFL field judge prior to the promotion.
According to Weather.com, Sunday’s forecast calls for temperatures in the low 80s with partly cloudy skies, no chance of precipitation, and winds up to five miles per hour.
The Ravens will be wearing black jerseys and black pants for the first time this season on Sunday. They announced earlier in the week that they’d be wearing their alternate jerseys against the Panthers.
Here is the final injury report of the week:
OUT: DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), T Eugene Monroe (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Chris Canty (knee)
PROBABLE: TE Owen Daniels (non-injury), RB Bernard Pierce (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee/ankle), WR Steve Smith (non-injury), LB Terrell Suggs (thigh)
DOUBTFUL: RB Fozzy Whittaker (thigh), T Garry Williams (back)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Thomas Davis (hip), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee)
PROBABLE: WR Jerricho Cotchery (thigh), CB Charles Godfrey (ankle), S Roman Harper (knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh)