While Dawan Landry took part in practice yesterday and today after suffering a mild concussion in Sunday's win over the Bucs, it turns out the Ravens' strong safety still hasn't been medically cleared to play this weekend against the Steelers.
To be cleared, Landry would have to pass his baseline test, a neurological exam which compares a player's post-concussion brain activity to results of the same test which was administered when he was healthy back in training camp.
I was under the impression that players needed to pass the baseline test before being allowed back on the practice field, but Landry participated in a limited capacity yesterday. He said he will take an impact test today and the baseline test on Friday.
"I didn't take the test yet, but I feel good," Landry said. "I feel fine. No problem. I feel good."
The five-year veteran suffered the concussion when he put a big hit on Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams in the third quarter of Sunday's game. He left the game and did not return. Third-year safety Haruki Nakamura took over for Landry at strong safety for the remainder of the game.
Landry said he had a headache for a little while after the hit, but was feeling fine shortly thereafter.
He expects to be good to go against Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
"It depends on what the test says, but I feel good," Landry said.