Schaub Sits Wednesday
As expected, Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub sat out of practice Wednesday as backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen took the snaps with the first-team offense.
Schaub was beaten up in Miami, suffering hits to his head, knee and left shoulder, but finished the game. He's listed on the injury report with a chest injury.
On Monday, Head Coach John Harbaugh said Schaub would miss practice time and doesn't need the reps to be up to speed on the offensive plan heading into Sunday.
"Not feeling too bad – obviously, a little sore. We had a physical game the other day and are getting ready for another physical one this week," Schaub said.
"It's a combination of things. I think Coach Harbaugh felt it was better for me to get some stuff done in the training room, treatment-wise, than be out here for practice."
Harbaugh said the Ravens could play both Schaub and Clausen against the Seahawks.
"I'm gearing all my mindset and everything towards Sunday," Schaub said.
Tight Ends Still On The Mend
There's still time for the Ravens' tight ends to get healthy, but they aren't back yet.
Starter Crockett Gillmore (back) did not practice Wednesday and top backup Maxx Williams (concussion) was limited in a red non-contact jersey.
Gillmore left Sunday's game in the first half, but Harbaugh said it's just another ailment in the "myriad of nicks and bruises" that Gillmore has dealt with this year.
Williams went through the NFL's concussion protocol once again after missing Sunday's game in Miami. Being allowed to participate at all in practice is a step forward.
The Ravens will need their tight ends to be ready because fifth-round rookie tight end Nick Boyle was suspended Monday for the final four regular-season games.
Monroe Missing, Getting MRI
Left tackle Eugene Monroe did not participate in Wednesday's practice because he's getting an MRI on his shoulder.
The Ravens could be without Monroe for the rest of the season as Harbaugh suggested he could go on injured reserve.
"He has the shoulder issues that have been really nagging him," Harbaugh said Monday. "Between him, his doctor and his agent, he'll just have to make a decision about whether or not he wants to play with it for the rest of the year."
If Monroe is out, James Hurst will presumably start his seventh game this season.
Another Tackle Misses Practice
The Ravens may be without Monroe, and right tackle*Rick Wagner *is also ailing.
Wagner missed Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.
He sat out last Friday's practice for non-injury related reasons, and suited up against the Dolphins. Last week was the first time this season that Wagner was listed on the injury report.
If Wagner isn't able to suit up, undrafted 6-foot-7, 326-pound rookie De'Ondre Wesley may get the call.
Wesley stepped in for Wagner for six snaps in Miami and was on the field for running back Javorius Allen's 41-yard touchdown scamper. Wesley met Allen in the end zone, showing hustle that caught Harbaugh's attention.
Williams, Brown, Dumervil Also Sit Out
Defensive tackle Brandon Williams missed Wednesday's practice, his first of the season, due to a shoulder injury.
Williams missed a few snaps during the first half of Sunday's game against Miami,but returned to finish the game. He has yet to miss a game due to injury during his three-year career.
Wide receiver Marlon Brown continues to be sidelined by a back injury. Veteran outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil got a day off to rest.
Seahawks' Lynch Not Practicing
The man called "Beast Mode" is still sidelined after having abdominal surgery. Running back Marshawn Lynch's return is still up in the air, although he's no longer "at-large," as Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll said Monday.
Lynch has returned to rehab, but Thomas Rawls will likely get the start for the Seahawks.
Defensive end Cliff Avril got a day off and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (concussion) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (toe) did not practice Wednesday.