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Ravens RB Pierce questionable for Sunday

6:26 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce was listed as questionable on the final injury report as the team continues preparations for Sunday's AFC Championship clash against the New England Patriots.

Pierce rushed for 103 yards during Baltimore's 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card round, but carried the ball just five times for 14 yards before aggravating a knee injury in the Ravens' thrilling double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos last weekend.

The rookie running back sat out Thursday's practice before returning on a limited basis on Friday, but said he will be ready to play come Sunday.

"I'm feeling good, man," Pierce told reporters. "Basically, it just took time. I wasn't really getting any rest. I'm feeling pretty good this week. I'm going to give it everything I've got. I was going to play, regardless."

Fullback Vonta Leach was limited on Thursday and Friday with knee and ankle ailments and was also listed as questionable on the final injury report.

Linebacker Dennell Ellbere (ankle) and wide receiver David Reed (thigh) were both limited on Friday and have been deemed questionable for Sunday.

Sixteen other players were listed as probable for Sunday's tilt, including linebackers Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep) and Ray Lewis (triceps), safety Ed Reed (shoulder), and wide receivers Anquan Boldin (shoulder) and Torrey Smith (back) -- all of whom practiced fully on Friday and are expected to play.

Backup cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday.

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