Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) is OUT for Sunday's game vs. Atlanta. QB Joe Flacco (right hip) is doubtful. RB Alex Collins (foot), RB Gus Edwards (ankle), LB/DB Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle), OLB Tim Williams (illness) and CB Tavon Young (groin) are questionable.
Joe Flacco was back at practice for the second straight day. RB Alex Collins (foot) and S Tony Jefferson (ankle) were absent. ILB C.J. Mosley, OLB Terrell Suggs, CB Brandon Carr and S Eric Weddle were also missing, but this could be a day off.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco (right hip) was limited in practice today. RB Gus Edwards (ankle), RB Gus Edwards (ankle), RT James Hurst (back), LB/DB Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle) and CB Tavon Young were also limited.
S Tony Jefferson (ankle) and WR John Brown (vet day) did not practice.
Ravens CB Jimmy Smith on what makes Falcons WR Julio Jones special: “I think the fact that somebody created him in a lab maybe. You get a guy that’s 6-3, runs a 4.3, weighs 220, and can stop on a dime like that, he’s a freak of nature athletically.”
Joe Flacco returned to practice Thursday. He's near the end of his timetable for recovery. But Lamar Jackson is healthier and undefeated as a starter. So what now? We probably won't know until Friday. bsun.md/2P8RFaT
Given Lamar Jackson's success and the duration of Flacco's absence, Jackson still seems the likely starter for Sunday. We won't get to ask John Harbaugh about Flacco's return until tomorrow, but there's a good chance he'll remain non-committal to keep Falcons off-balance.
Alabama OC Mike Locksley is a top Maryland football coaching candidate. What does the Ravens' Crimson Tide contingent think of him? He's “one of those coaches that you have no choice but to love,” rookie Bradley Bozeman said. bsun.md/2Rn3WKN (via @EdwardLeeSun )
The seniors for @JHU_Football personify a saying that coach Jim Margraff has coined about “investing your time and not just spending your time." “It’s a matter of staying focused and coming out every day and trying to get a little bit better. I think guys understand that.”
RB Gus Edwards' ankle injury is worth monitoring, but the Ravens have good depth behind him, even with Alex Collins (foot) hurting. RT James Hurst (back) also was limited, but that's an improvement on not practicing.
Ravens RB Alex Collins (foot), RB Gus Edwards (ankle), S Tony Jefferson (ankle), LB/DB Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle), OLB Tim Williams (illness), CB Tavon Young (groin), CB Jimmy Smith (illness) and QB Joe Flacco (right hip) missed practice with injuries/illness today.
John Brown in September: 338 yards. John Brown in October: 248 yards. John Brown in November: 63 yards. John Brown today: “When I sit back and think about it, November has kind of been like a down month for me." bsun.md/2DQAucg (via @EdwardLeeSun )
“When I sit back and think about it, November has kind of been like a down month for me,” he said. “I feel like I haven’t been making the plays that I made in September and October. ... But I think we’ve got something in the plan.”
Ravens were missing a lot of folks today. WR Michael Crabtree, RB Alex Collins, RB Gus Edwards, G Marshal Yanda, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Tavon Young, S Tony Jefferson, S Eric Weddle, DB/LB Anthony Levine Sr., OLB Tim Williams also didn't show. A mix of injuries and days off.
The @umterps men's soccer team has not allowed a goal in its last 230 minutes of play in regulation and overtime. In its last four games, the defense has given up only one goal. “We’re catching steam at the most important time of the year," senior defender Chase Gasper said.
Lamar Jackson on possibly making his first road start Sunday: "I love road games, just to try to make the crowd turn to our [side] and make it like our home environment. I like to do that, silence the crowd. ... I just want to make it my home, my team's home."
Ravens right tackle James Hurst said his back and calf injuries have decreased enough that he intends to participate in Wednesday's practice, working on some individual drills and light exercises. But he doesn't know if he will be able to play Sunday at the Atlanta Falcons.
After sitting out Sunday's 34-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders, Ravens running back Alex Collins said the pain in his foot has subsided significantly. But he is uncertain whether he will be available for Sunday's game at the Atlanta Falcons.