T. Smith, Yanda Listed As Questionable
The status for two Ravens offensive starters is up in the air heading into Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Smith went down with a concussion last week against the Broncos, and Yanda missed the game because of an ankle injury he suffered against the Redskins. Yanda and Smith were limited participants in practice Thursday and Friday.
Yanda said his ankle felt “OK” after practicing Thursday, but he would not talk in detail about the injury. Smith did not talk with the media this week because he had not passed the NFL’s baseline test required to return to full contact.
If Smith is not able to play, then
If Yanda can’t go, then veteran
Pollard Doubtful With Chest Injury
The Ravens could be without a key defensive back for the second week in a row, as safety
He missed last week’s game and was unable to practice all week because of the injury.
“We’ll see,” Pollard said when asked about his chances to play Sunday. “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.”
If Pollard can’t play, then
Pierce, Leach Both Questionable
The other player working his way back from a concussion is backup running back
Like Smith, he has not taken the baseline test and did not speak with the media this week.
Leach, however, is confident he will be able to play.
“My ankle is very good,” Leach told the media. “Yeah I’ll be able to go Sunday, that’s not a question.”
Ellerbe, McClellan Both Questionable
The Ravens’ banged-up linebacker corps could be without two starters again Sunday.
“I feel like my ankle is getting better,” Elllerbe told the media. “It’s still going to be a gametime decision, but I’m hopeful. I got faith that I’ll be healed enough to play and help out the team.”
Ellerbe tried to warm up before last week’s game, but wasn’t healthy enough to play and the Ravens decided to deactivate him.
The other big question at linebacker is whether
The Ravens have an open roster spot because linebacker
Suggs, Dickson Probable
The other key linebacker working through an injury is outside linebacker
He played about half of the defensive snaps last week against the Broncos. If he and Lewis both suit up, then it would be the first time this season that both of them are on the field together.
The other starter who could be making a return to the lineup is tight end
The other players listed as probable are safeties