The Ravens held their first practice of the postseason Wednesday and remained in good health for early January.
Wide receiver Chris Moore (shoulder) was a full participant despite leaving Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Head Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that he expected Moore to be fine.
Nickel cornerback Tavon Young (groin) missed practice, but he played against the Browns despite being listed on the injury report earlier in the week. Left guard Alex Lewis (shoulder) was also a full participant. Right guard Marshal Yanda did not practice for non-injury reasons, likely a veteran’s day off.
For the Los Angeles Chargers, there has been speculation that tight end Hunter Henry could return this weekend, after missing the entire season recovering from a torn ACL suffered early in the offseason. The Chargers have until Jan. 7 to activate Henry or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn was cautious about Henry’s prospects of playing Sunday.
“We’re not quite sure where he’s at right now,” Lynn said during a conference call. “He hasn’t been on the football field since April. The expectations wouldn’t be real high to be honest with you. We’ll evaluate him at the end of the week, and we’ll see where he’s at.”
Head Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens were preparing for Henry’s possible return, just in case. Henry had 45 receptions for 579 yards and four touchdowns last season.
“He’s obviously a proven pass-catching tight end, he’s an all-round tight end,” Harbaugh said. “I spent a lot of time watching tape on him yesterday just in case he’s going to be back. It takes time, it takes thought, the fact that he might be back, he might not be back, forces us to spend time on it. That’s probably something they’re happy about anyway. If he’s out there, he’s a factor, because he’s a good player.”
The Chargers also had a short injury report. Starting outside linebacker Jatavis Brown (ankle) missed practice, while nose tackle Brandon Mebane missed practice for non-injury reasons. Running back Austin Ekeler (ankle) was a full participant. Ekeler did not play three weeks ago when the Ravens went to L.A.