T. Smith, Pierce Both Sit Out
They have to pass the NFL’s baseline test before being allowed to return to the practice field and possibly play this week against the Giants.
Smith suffered the concussion on a pass play down the sidelines in the second half, where he made a leaping catch out of bounds. Smith’s head hit the ground as he fell to the turf, and he stumbled while trying to get back to his feet.
Pierce suffered the injury in the first half, but it’s unclear exactly when it occurred. He did not return to the game when the Ravens came out of the locker room after halftime.
If Smith and Pierce are both out this week, it would be a big blow to the offense.
Smith is the second-leading receiver with 767 receiving yards and he leads the team with seven touchdown grabs. Pierce is
If Smith is out, then
If Pierce can’t play, then second-year back
Yanda, Pollard Still Out
Pro Bowl right guard
Yanda has not practiced since suffering the injury against the Redskins in Week 14.
“I was pretty close [to playing last week],” Yanda told reporters Wednesday. “It was just too close with the way it felt and stuff like that, so I didn’t want to … It was just too close to getting re-injured.”
Yanda spoke to reporters without wearing a walking boot and said that the time off has helped him heal.
“Every day that you get, it seems like it’s getting a little better,” he said. “I went out there and did the [walkthrough] and it felt all right, so we’ll see.”
“I don’t know yet, we’ll see,” Yanda said. “It’s Wednesday, it’s early. We’re not playing until Sunday, so we’ll see.”
Another starter missing from practice was safety
“We’ll see,” Pollard said. “I don’t complain man. I’m just going to go play some ball and I’m going to do everything I can to be out there with my boys, and we’ll see.”
The only other player listed as a non-participant on the roster is linebacker
Ellerbe, Dickson, McClellan Limited Participants
Getting Ellerbe back would be a big boost for a depleted linebacking corps that is in need of reinforcements. With McClain done for the season and
McClellan tweaked his hamstring in Sunday’s game, but he was able to play through the injury. Jones and Leach have been dealing with the injuries for the last couple of weeks, but have not missed any game action.
Reed, J. Smith Full Participants
The full participants Wednesday were defensive end
Smith returned to game action last week after having a sports hernia procedure and McPhee registered his first full sack of the season last week against the Broncos.
Lewis participated during the portion of practice open to the media, but he is also not listed on the injury report because he’s not currently on the active roster. He is eligible to return this week if he’s moved to the 53-man roster by 4 p.m. Saturday.