When the Ravens say they're healthy and feeling good coming out of their first-round postseason bye, they're not just putting on a show for reporters and fans.
The Ravens had their full roster out and participating at today's practice. That includes wide receiver Anquan Boldin (knee surgery), cornerback Jimmy Smith (concussion), safety Tom Zbikowski (concussion), and linebackers Dannell Ellerbe (concussion), Jameel McClain (knee) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (quad).
Ayanbadejo appeared limited during the session, but he was dressed out and participated in some special teams drills.
Head coach John Harbaugh said today that Smith, Zbikowski and Ellerbe have all been medically cleared for contact. McClain and Ayanbadejo will be monitored throughout the week.
"Jameel and Brendon continue to rehab and are making good progress," Harbaugh said. "Again, we'll have to see how it goes, but we do anticipate them playing on Sunday."
Ellerbe missed the final game of the regular season because of his concussion, and said today that only within the last handful of days did he start feeling completely normal again.
"I'm feeling good," the third-year inside linebacker said. "Feeling back to myself. Headaches are gone. (I didn't have) dizziness or nothing like that, really just headaches. Headaches that don't leave."
Ellerbe said he expects to play Sunday against the Texans.
"Yeah, I know I will," he said.