17 Total Players Listed As Probable
The Ravens are heading into Denver healthy, without any of their stars in question for Saturday's divisional-round matchup.
"We're more full-strength now than we've ever been all year, so it's the right time to be healthy," Head Coach John Harbaugh said earlier this week. "I'm hoping those guys will have a big impact."
The players who appeared to be most at risk of missing Saturday's game were fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ankle) and running back Bernard Pierce (knee), as they both missed Wednesday's practice. But they returned to practice as limited participants Thursday and Friday and are listed as probable on the final injury report.
Leach has played through an ankle injury for the second half of the season and he told reporters that he's not worried about missing the game.
"Not a chance," Leach said when asked if he could miss this week. "Never been any doubt."
In addition to Pierce and Leach, the Ravens have 15 other players listed as probable on the final injury report. Nobody is even questionable.
The list of probable players includes linebackers Ray Lewis (triceps), Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), Terrell Suggs (Achilles/biceps), Albert McClellan (shoulder) and Adrian Hamilton (illness), safeties Ed Reed (shoulder) and Bernard Pollard (chest), wide receivers Anquan Boldin (shoulder), Torrey Smith (back), David Reed (thigh) and Tandon Doss (ankle), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), right guard Marsha Yanda (shoulder), and cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdominal).
Ellerbe, who has dealt with the ankle injury during the second half of the year, was limited in practice all week. He played with the injury last week against the Colts and said after the game that the injury wouldn't keep him out of the game against the Broncos.
"The ankle is going to be ready," Ellerbe said. "You're never going to be 100 percent, but my ankle will be good enough to go."
The only player listed as out for the Ravens is offensive lineman Jah Reid, but he was moved to injured reserve earlier in the day with a toe injury. Rookie cornerback Asa Jackson was moved up to replace him on the 53-man roster.
Porter Out, Seven Others Probable
The Broncos are also relatively healthy after having a bye to rest up last weekend.
The only player who has been ruled out is backup cornerback Tracy Porter (concussion).
The Broncos also don't have anybody listed as questionable, but do have seven players who are probable.
Denver's probable players are safeties Mike Adams (knee) and Jim Leonhard (thigh), tackles Ryan Clady (shoulder) and Orlando Franklin (knee), wide receivers Trindon Holliday (ankle) and Matt Willis (knee) and guard Chris Kuper (ankle).