Boldin, Cundiff progressing; Yanda banged up

John Harbaugh led off his weekly press briefing by updating the status of a host of injured Ravens, a list which grew significantly on Saturday.

For starters, Harbaugh said that wide receiver Anquan Boldin is recovering nicely following knee surgery last week. Boldin suffered a partially torn meniscus last Tuesday, and had surgery to repair the injury on Wednesday.

"Anquan Boldin continues to progress," Harbaugh said. "He's doing very, very well. The swelling is out of the knee. So, things are looking good there."

Harbaugh said that Boldin still appears on track to return for the start of the playoffs. That initial timetable apparently has not changed.

The news doesn't appear so good for Marshal Yanda, who Harbaugh said suffered both rib and thigh contusions against the Browns.

Yanda left the game in the second quarter and did not return. He said after the game that he was having a little trouble breathing.

"We'll just have to see how he does on that," Harbaugh said. "They're good bruises, so we'll see where that goes."

Kicker Billy Cundiff, who missed Saturday's game against the Browns because of a left calf injury, is also coming along, and Harbaugh believes there's a chance Cundiff could return to handle the kicking duties this Sunday against the Bengals.

"Billy Cundiff is doing really well, so we'll have to see about this week," Harbaugh said. "I want to see him practice, so we'll know more Wednesday (or) Thursday."

Shayne Graham filled in nicely for Cundiff on Saturday, but Harbaugh said the Ravens won't continue to carry two kickers once Cundiff is healthy and able to play.

Both cornerback Cary Williams and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe are "looking pretty decent today," Harbaugh said, after suffering concussions against the Browns. The Ravens will monitor those two throughout the week and see when they are cleared to return to practice.

Harbaugh said defensive end Cory Redding is "looking good" after missing Saturday's game because of an ankle injury.

Finally, Harbaugh confirmed that wide receiver/kick returner David Reed suffered an isolated torn ACL on Saturday, which ends his season. A date has not been set for his surgery as of yet.

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