After practicing in full and not even being listed on the injury report for Wednesday and Thursday’s practices, cornerback Chris Carr did not practice at all today and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Carr has been battling a hamstring injury since the beginning of training camp. After sitting out the Ravens’ Week 2 game against the Titans because of the injury, Carr returned last week against St. Louis, and it looked like he had turned a corner in his rehab.
The fact that Carr missed practice today and is listed as questionable could indicate another setback. The veteran corner was not in the locker room following today’s practice, which was surprising considering how much he loves dunking footballs over reporters on Fridays.
If Carr is unable to play against the Jets, the Ravens could be in trouble at cornerback. Their lone healthy corners at this point are Lardarius Webb, Cary Williams, Danny Gorrer (who was promoted from the practice squad two weeks ago and has played in just five NFL games) and rookie Chykie Brown (who made his NFL debut last week, seeing time on special teams).
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez would love to match up against that foursome.
The Ravens also list guard Ben Grubbs (toe) as questionable. Head coach John Harbaugh said earlier today that Grubbs will be a gametime decision.
As expected, the Ravens ruled out wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle), safety Haruki Nakamura (knee), wide receiver David Reed (shoulder) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (ankle).
Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) is doubtful, while center Matt Birk (knee) and defensive end Cory Redding (toe) are probable.
For the Jets, Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold (ankle) returned to practice today in a limited capacity and is listed as questionable.
Six Jets starters are probable: wide receiver Plaxico Burress (hamstring), cornerback Antonio Cromartie (ribs), defensive tackle Mike DeVito (shoulder), linebacker David Harris (toe), wide receiver Santonio Holmes (shoulder) and defensive end Muhammed Wilkerson (shoulder).