The Kansas City Chiefs had two starters in safety Eric Berry (heel) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) limited in Wednesday's practice. Starting inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (quad/rib) was a full participant.
Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey missed practice with a new groin injury, while CB Tavon Young (groin), S Tony Jefferson (ankle), LB/DB Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle) and G Alex Lewis (shoulder) were also absent.
WR Michael Crabtree, S Eric Weddle and G Marshal Yanda got veteran days.
Dixon led the offense in yards per carry at 4.6 (eight attempts for 37 yards) in Sunday’s win at Atlanta, but was critical of a fumble he recovered in the third quarter. “I missed a couple holes and can’t fumble the ball," he said. "But overall, I felt pretty good out there.”
MIke Locksley singles out Marty McNair, the father of the late Jordan McNair, for being here at today's presser. Their kids went to school together at McDonogh, and the Locksleys lost their son last year.
Mike Locksley says he plans to be in Maryland through next week as he starts the process of meeting the team, assistants and recruits, then will head back to Alabama by next Friday to prepare for Oklahoma.
Mount Union has won 13 @NCAADIII football titles since 1993, but @JHU_Football running back Stuart Walters welcomes Saturday's challenge, channeling his inner Ric Flair. "If we want to be the best, we have to beat the best," he said. "I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
According to @umterps men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski, senior midfielder Amar Sejdic is the steady tactician, while junior forward Paul Bin is the relentless aggressor. “They couldn’t be more polar opposites, but they really complement the way we want to play,” Cirovski said.
This would not an ideal week to be missing maybe your top cornerback (Humphrey), two of your top Travis Kelce stoppers (Jefferson and Levine) and your two best left guard candidates (Lewis and J. Hurst).
Per Ravens injury report: CB Marlon Humphrey (groin), S Tony Jefferson (ankle), G Alex Lewis (shoulder) and WR John Brown (NIR) missed practice. QB Joe Flacco (hip), T/G James Hurst (back), CB Tavon Young (groin) and DB Anthony Levine (ankle) were limited participants.
After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey (groin) returned to practice by jogging to the team's far-side practice field. Good indicator of his availability Sunday in Kansas City.
Ravens S Tony Jefferson (ankle) and G Alex Lewis (shoulder) were absent for the third straight practice this week and seem unlikely to play Sunday. We'll know more about T/G James Hurst's availability later this afternoon.
Watkins hasn't played since Week 11. With Kareem Hunt cut, the Chiefs could enter Sunday's game with only two of their top four receivers available. Backup WR Chris Conley has just 25 catches for 248 yards this season.
John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco: "The doctors haven't cleared him for the game yet, but he was full participation today and was really, basically almost full yesterday. ... We'll just have to see where he's at."
Could be be a backup Sunday? "Yeah, there's a scenario for that, sure."
More John Harbaugh on a possible QB choice: "It's not something that we're just going to even have to talk about. I'm not trying to be coy or clever. ... We don't feel like we owe any explanations to anybody or anything like that. We're just going to put our best team out there."