Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens have listed wide
receiver Torrey Smith and right guard Marshal Yanda as questionable for
Sunday's clash against the New York Giants, though the two offensive starters
were able to participate in a second consecutive practice on Friday.
Smith is dealing with a concussion sustained during the third quarter of last
week's 34-17 loss to Denver. The second-year pro was cleared to resume
practicing on Thursday, though he still must pass a baseline neurological test
in order to be cleared to play.
Yanda, who sat out against the Broncos due to a sprained right ankle, also
returned to Thursday's session in a limited capacity.
Baltimore, which enters Sunday's key late-season matchup clinging to a one-
game lead over second-place Cincinnati in the AFC North following three
straight defeats, has yet to make a determination on the status of inside
linebacker Ray Lewis. The veteran team leader has been sidelined since tearing
his triceps in mid-October, but has been practicing in each of the past three
Lewis is the Ravens' designated to return player on injured reserve. The team
has until Saturday at 4 p.m. (et) to place the 37-year-old on the active
roster to have him eligible to play against the Giants.
Baltimore is almost certain to be without two other defensive starters for
Sunday's test. Linebacker Jameel McClain, who's suffering from a spinal cord
contusion, was ruled out earlier in the week, while strong safety Bernard
Pollard was declared doubtful due to a chest injury that also kept him out
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, out the last three games with an ankle
problem, was also termed as questionable along with fullback Vonta Leach
(ankle) and backup running back Bernard Pierce (concussion).
2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who's been playing
through a biceps tear he developed earlier this month, and safety Ed Reed
(shoulder) were among those listed as probable for Sunday's contest.
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