John Harbaugh’s decision to rest players in the regular-season finale against the Bengals is paying off, as the Ravens are getting healthy at the right time.
For the first time since Nov. 8 (Week 10), they had nobody held out of a practice.
Osemele Full Participant, Leach Limited
Two offensive starters had to leave Sunday’s game in the first half with injuries, but they were back at practice Wednesday.
Both players are expected to be available for Sunday’s playoff matchup with the Colts, as Harbaugh said after the game that the injuries were not serious.
Reid, Yanda Both Limited
Yanda sat out Sunday’s game with the Bengals to rest up for the playoffs, but he did miss the Week 15 game against Denver because of an ankle injury. Reid’s toe injury has not been previously included on the injury report.
The backup for both Reid and Yanda is veteran
Ngata, McPhee, Pollard and Pierce Limited
The Ravens also rested Pro Bowl defensive tackle
Ngata sat out Sunday’s game and the Week 10 contest against the Oakland Raiders.
Pollard has missed three straight games, but he was able to practice fully last week and he’s expected to return to the lineup Sunday.
Pierce played against the Bengals and carried the ball a career-high 22 times. He left the game at one point, but returned and was able to finish. Doss has missed two straight games with the injury.
Lewis Expects To Play Sunday
Lewis has worked his way back from a torn triceps injury to have an opportunity to take the field again in the postseason, and he doesn’t expect to be told he can’t play.
“I don’t think the people that I work with would tell me no Sunday,” Lewis said. “We’ve got a great relationship with each other that I trust them, and they trust me. I’ve worked my butt off to get to this point. There is no reason for me not to be playing on Sunday.”
Lewis was a full participant Wednesday and he said that his arm feels back to normal.
“I just think where I have it now – 100 percent,” Lewis said. “I can’t tell you there is no weakness in it. I can’t tell you if I go out there, I might do this, I might do that. I don’t think I would put myself, as well as my teammates, in that position. Have I played hurt before? Absolutely. With this injury, because of what I do so much, I don’t think I would take that chance.”
Reed, Suggs and Boldin Full Participants
In addition to Lewis, the Ravens have nine other players listed on the injury report as full participants.
The other full participants listed on the injury report were defensive end