While several teams move further from full health as the weeks start to pass, the Ravens only appear to be inching closer to full strength.
Baltimore has no one listed as out on its injury report for Sunday night’s meeting with the Patriots, including tackle Jah Reid (calf), who has yet to play this year but was upgraded to doubtful for Game 3.
The Ravens also have no one listed as questionable for the contest. They have six players listed as probable, however: linebacker Paul Kruger (back), linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee), tackle Michael Oher (ankle), safety Bernard Pollard (chest) and cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee).
The key names to watch from that lot are Kruger and Pollard. Kruger missed Sunday’s loss at Philadelphia, while Pollard was forced to the sidelines for the final three quarters of the contest because of bruised ribs. Pollard had been the Ravens’ best player on the field before departing. He was sorely missed, as the Eagles racked up 486 yards on Baltimore’s defense.
Not surprisingly, coach John Harbaugh didn’t provide much insight about whether he thinks the probably players will be on the field Sunday.
“We’ll just have to see on all of those guys,” he told reporters. “They are all guys that could play, possibly. Those guys had partial practice today. We’ll just have to see. It really is (that) we’ll see how they’re feeling on Sunday.”
The Patriots face a few more injury concerns. Defensive tackle Justin Francis (ankle) and tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) are out.
Center Dan Connolly (concussion), defensive end Brandon Deaderick (ankle), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), tight end Daniel Fells (shin), wideout Brandon Lloyd (thigh), guard Logan Mankins (hip), center Nick McDonald (shoulder), cornerback Sterling Moore (knee), running back Shane Vereen (foot) and tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) are listed as questionable. Safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) is probable.