Boldin recovering quickly, upgraded to doubtful

Anquan Boldin has always been considered a tough guy, but this is impressive even for him.

The Ravens’ wide receiver not only practiced today just eight days removed from surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his knee, but he has also been upgraded from “out” to “doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

Last week, head coach John Harbaugh said Boldin would miss the team’s final two regular season games of the season, but the Ravens were hopeful he’d be full strength by the time the playoffs rolled around.

Today, however, Boldin was back on the practice field. He was listed as being a limited participant in this afternoon’s practice, and could play in Sunday’s regular season finale.

Even if Boldin doesn’t play against Cincinnati, this bodes well for his status going into the postseason.

Joining Boldin in the “doubtful” category on the week’s final injury report are guard Marshal Yanda (chest/thigh) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (concussion). Ellerbe did not practice at all this week, while Yanda returned to the practice field today.

Kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf) is listed as questionable, as are defensive end Cory Redding (ankle) and cornerback Cary Williams (head).

For the Bengals, reserve safety Taylor Mays (hamstring) and linebacker Dontay Moch (illness) are doubtful. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) is questionable.

Three Cincinnati starters are listed as probable: strong safety Chris Crocker (knee), wide receiver AJ Green (shoulder) and left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee).

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