The Ravens prepare for their final regular-season game with fewer injuries than most teams at this point in the year.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (hamstring), wide receiver John Brown (hamstring), and cornerback Tavon Young (groin) did not practice Wednesday. All three played in and finished last week’s game in Los Angeles.
It would take a lot to keep Suggs off the field Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, with the Ravens having a chance to secure the AFC North title and a home playoff game.
Suggs is preparing for his 229th game as a Raven, which would make him the all-time leader in games played with the franchise, surpassing Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, who suited up in purple and black for 228 games.
Left guard Alex Lewis (shoulder), who has missed the last three games, was a full participant Wednesday. It remains to be seen what Lewis’ role will be when he returns to action, after starting 10 games at left guard prior to his injury. James Hurst has started the last three games at left guard, with Bradley Bozeman also seeing snaps.
Defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine (toe/ankle) was limited Wednesday, while veteran right guard Marshal Yanda did not practice for non-injury reasons.
Browns’ Top CB Denzel Ward Still Dealing With Concussion
Browns first-round rookie cornerback Denzel Ward is still dealing with a concussion and did not practice Wednesday. Brown suffered the concussion last week against the Bengals.
Ward had a superb game against the Ravens in Week 5, both on defense and special teams. He cut in front of Ravens tight end Nick Boyle to intercept a Joe Flacco pass that was deflected near the Browns’ goal line, denying Baltimore a scoring opportunity. He also blocked a Justin Tucker field-goal attempt, a key play during a low-scoring game that Cleveland eventually won, 12-9 in overtime.
Cleveland had two other starters who missed practice Wednesday, center J.C. Tretter (ankle) and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (biceps).
Practicing on a limited basis were starting tight end David Njoku (knee) and Xavier Woodson-Luster (neck).