Right guard Marshal Yanda and safety Bernard Pollard did not practice all week, and they were among seven Ravens listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens' players who don't practice all week typically don't play in the weekend's game. However, the banged-up Ravens are obviously holding out hope that Yanda, who has a walking boot on his sprained right ankle, and Pollard, who aggravated a chest/ribs injury against the Washington Redskins last week, will be able to play Sunday.
"There is no advantage to us to let anybody know whether guys are going to play or not," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We’ve got an idea on some guys. We have a lesser idea on some other guys. It’s just not information that we are going to put out there. We’re just going to let it go until Sunday.”
Tight end Ed Dickson (knee) was listed as doubtful and despite being a limited participant at practice, he's expected to miss his third straight game. Jameel McClain has already been declared out and Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the middle linebacker will see a neck and back specialist in Los Angeles and the team will know more about his status early next week.
Fullback Vonta Leach (ankle) and defensive end Pernell McPhee (groin/thigh) both returned to practice on a limited basis today and they are listed as questionable on the injury report. Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) and Terrell Suggs (biceps), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (shoulder) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdomen) are all also questionable.
Suggs, who was a late scratch last week because of a biceps tear, said Thursday that he won't know whether he'll be able to play or not until Sunday morning. Smith has missed five straight games and is trying to return from hernia surgery.
Running backs Ray Rice (hip) and Bernard Pierce (back), wide receivers Jacoby Jones (ankle), Deonte Thompson (thigh) and LaQuan Williams, cornerback Chykie Brown (knee) and safety Ed Reed (shoulder) are all listed as probable.
For the Broncos, guard Chris Kuper (ankle) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (ankle) are questionable. Wide receivers Trindon Holliday (knee), Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) and Matthew Willis (knee) are probable.