I was going to write an entire blog on the news that Seneca Wallace will start at quarterback for the Browns on Sunday, but really, I think one paragraph should just about cover it.
Wallace will get the nod in place of second-year QB Colt McCoy, who will not travel with the team to Baltimore due to a concussion suffered two weeks ago against the Steelers. The Browns say they'll run the same offense with Wallace under center, and really, Ravens players say the only difference between the two quarterbacks is that Wallace is a bit more mobile.
That's really all we need on the topic, right?
Since the news came out that Anquan Boldin is having surgery on his knee this afternoon to repair a partially torn meniscus, I've gotten a lot of questions on whether the Ravens will re-sign wide receiver Derrick Mason.
My answer: nope.
For now, the team will go forward with their current stable of wide receivers. Being that he's currently out of work and still believes he can play at a high level, I have a feeling Mason would be receptive to an offer from the Ravens, but one has not come to this point.
Should Boldin not progress in his rehab quickly enough, the Ravens might consider adding another receiver. But as of now, that's not the plan.
I mentioned at the end of my earlier post on Boldin that head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Shayne Graham will handle the kicking duties for the Ravens this week with Billy Cundiff still recovering from a left calf injury.
Harbaugh also said that defensive end Cory Redding, who is battling an ankle injury, will likely be a gametime decision on Saturday. Redding has said that he plans to play despite not practicing at all this week.
"I think he's very similar to last week," Harbaugh said. "It went to game day last week, so we'll see where he's at. But he's progressing."
In other news, Jamal Lewis, the Ravens' all-time leader in rushing yardage, is part of a group of players suing the NFL, claiming the league knew as early as the 1920s that concussions could harm its players. The suit alleges the NFL concealed the dangers from players, coaches and trainers until last year.
Lewis is joined in the lawsuit by former running back Dorsey Levens, linebacker Fulton Kuykendall and defensive back Ryan Stewart.
The men claim that brain injuries suffered in their days in the NFL have left them struggling with memory loss, headaches and sleeplessness.
Lewis was actually at Ravens headquarters today for business purposes. He briefly spoke to the team following practice and walked off the field with the players.