Billy Cundiff has missed the last two days of practice because of a left calf injury, leaving the Ravens in an interesting position.
Do they take a chance and hope Cundiff will be able to come around before Sunday's game against the Colts? Do they sign a free agent kicker (word is Shayne Graham would be that guy) in case Cundiff isn't able to play? Do they turn to punter Sam Koch as a last resort and ask him to handle the field goal duties?
Right now, the Ravens aren't exactly sure how they'll proceed.
Head coach John Harbaugh said today that the Ravens will wait and see how Cundiff feels over the next couple days, but they'll have a plan in place if their Pro Bowl kicker isn't able to suit up on Sunday.
"We'll find out," head coach John Harbaugh said. "I'm hopeful. I really am hopeful. We'll have a backup plan for sure, and I think we'll just see how it feels tomorrow and then maybe into Sunday. It's not a major thing. Basically his calf cramped up, but we'll take every precaution between today and Sunday."
The apparent option if Cundiff can't go is Graham, who was in camp with the Ravens back in 2010. The former Bengals kicker lost his battle with Cundiff for Baltimore's kicking job, and he's bounced around since then, seeing time with the Giants, Patriots, Redskins, Cowboys and Dolphins.
Graham is on standby and can come in if the Ravens need him.
If a free agent kicker is the Ravens' Plan B, having Koch take on the field goal duties might be their Plan C.
Koch hasn't handled field goals since high school, but said that he went 4-for-5 in practice yesterday and would be ready if called upon.
What would Koch's max be?
"I'd go at least 63," the Ravens' punter quipped. "I'd say 63 would be my max. I'd push it back to 64 if we could tie the record."
On a serious note, Koch - Cundiff's holder and one of his closest friends on the team - said that he hasn't gotten much of an update on Cundiff's injury over the last couple days. He said that an injury on a kicker's plant leg might impact him significantly, but it also might not impact him at all.
"I've seen him in the training room, but that's all I know," Koch said. "I haven't even talked to him much today. He's doing everything he can, I'm sure, to get himself ready for this game. He doesn't want to sit out. He wants to be there for the game, so he's going to do everything he can to be out there on Sunday."