12/26 Who's Practicing, Who's Not: Flacco Not On Injury Report


Flacco Not Listed On Injury Report

After playing on an injured left knee Sunday against the Patriots, quarterback Joe Flacco is no longer listed on the injury report, meaning he has been a full participant in practice leading up to the Week 17 matchup against Cincinnati.

Flacco told reporters Tuesday that the knee felt "really good" during Sunday's game, and that it has improved since then.

"It feels better," he said. "It feels better. It felt really good on game day. [It was] a little sore yesterday and today, but it feels a lot better."

Flacco wore a knee brace against the Patriots, and he plans to wear the brace again Sunday to protect the knee from any further damage.

"I'm going to do it the same way," Flacco said. "I really just want to make sure I can be as safe as I can moving forward so nothing crazy happens. I'm pretty comfortable with it."

Rice, T. Smith Both Limited

Running back Ray Rice and wide receiver Torrey Smith were limited in practice because of thigh injuries.

Rice has battled injuries throughout the season and he missed practice time because of a thigh problem leading up to last week's game. He played through the injury last week, and he told reporters Thursday that this is unrelated to the hip injury he suffered earlier in the year.

"It's different," Rice said. "It was on the injury report as a thigh. It's a thigh."

Smith has been on and off the injury report at times this season, but he has not missed any game time.

Dumervil Limited Again, Jones Sits Out

Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was limited in practice Thursday as he continues to work his way back from an ankle injury he suffered Nov. 28.

Dumervil has played through the injury the last two games, registering two tackles and no sacks. Dumervil has not notched a sack since Week 12 against the Jets.

Sunday could be an opportunity for Dumervil to get back on track, as he came up with three sacks on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in Week 10.

The other injury concern for the Ravens is starting defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who suffered a concussion against the Patriots. He has to go through the NFL's concussion protocol and has not practiced at all this week. 

On offense, starting center Gino Gradkowski (knee) was limited Thursday. The team did not practice Wednesday because of Christmas, but the injury report indicated Gradkowski would not have participated if they had.

The other Ravens on the injury report were cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh), who did not practice, and linebacker Albert McClellan (neck), who was a full participant.

Bengals Banged Up

The Bengals are dealing with a handful of injuries, as they listed 15 players on the injury report.

One of their main concerns is the status of inside linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who missed practice because of a concussion he suffered Sunday.

Tight ends Tyler Eifert (neck) and Jermaine Gresham (hamstring), cornerback Terrence Newman (knee) and defensive tackle Devon Still (back) also missed Thursday's practice.

The Bengals listed cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle), linebacker Vincent Rey (ankle), tight end Alex Smith (concussion) and offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle) as limited participants. Veteran linebacker James Harrison (concussion) was a full participant.

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