Ngata Sits Out Practice
Pro Bowl nose tackle
A hip injury held Ngata out of action.
Ngata’s injury had not previously been disclosed, as he played all of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Ngata was on the field for 35 of the 59 defensive snaps against Miami, finishing with two total tackles.
Ngata has dealt [add] with a number of injury issues in the past, including knee and shoulder problems. This is his first time listed on the injury report this season.
In addition to Ngata being sidelined, fellow nose tackle
Osemele Back At Practice
Osemele told reporters that the back spasms are an “on and off issue.” He also said that a critical component is the sleeping arrangement he has the night before the game.
“One of the major things is that the bed I sleep in has to be really firm, and it was a really soft bed,” Osemele said. “That’s another thing that kind of throws my back out of whack.”
Osemele’s back started acting up during pre-game warmups, and the Ravens ended up pulling him after the first offensive series.
WR Jones Limited Participant
Jones hopes to have a better chance to play against the Packers.
“We’re going to see how it goes this week in practice, step it up a notch and see where it takes us,” Jones told reporters.
Jones has not played since the season opener against Denver, when he injured his knee by getting run into by Ravens safety
“I think it’s more mental,” Jones said. “You can fight through certain things because every player on the team is fighting through their nicks and pains. It’s more mental than anything.”
WRs Stokley, Brown Return To Practice
The Ravens re-signed Stokley Tuesday after initially cutting him over the weekend. Stokley has dealt with the injury for the last two weeks, and Harbaugh indicated after Sunday’s game that he would not have been ready to play had the Ravens kept him on the roster.
Brown missed the Miami game after suffering the injury against Buffalo in Week 4.
LBs Mathews, Jones Ruled Out For Packers
The Packers are dealing with injury problems of their own, as linebackers Clay Matthew (thumb) and Brad Jones (hamstring) were both ruled out for this week’s game. The Packers also ruled out backup running back James Starks (knee) and offensive lineman Greg Van Roten (foot).
The only limited participants for the Packers were reserve cornerbacks Jarrett Bush (hamstring) and Casey Hayward (hamstring), and linebacker Andy Mulumba (ankle).