Coach John Harbaugh’s decision to rest many of his starters before and during Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals might have been a heady move based on the participation numbers at Wednesday’s practice. Every player was present and accounted for in practice.
That includes the six starters who were deactivated prior to Sunday’s contest. Inside linebacker Ray Lewis (torn right triceps), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (torn right biceps) and wide receiver Anquan Boldin (bruised left shoulder) fully participated. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder/knee), right guard Marshal Yanda (sprained right ankle) and strong safety Bernard Pollard (ribs) were limited.
Other players limited during Wednesday’s session were running backs Bernard Pierce (ankle) and Anthony Allen (head), fullback Vonta Leach (sprained right ankle), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), left guard Jah Reid (toe), wide receiver Tandon Doss (ankle), cornerback Chris Johnson (thigh) and tight end Billy Bajema (head).
Joining Lewis, Suggs and Boldin as players who fully practiced were free safety Ed Reed (shoulder), inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (sprained right ankle), wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee), right tackle Kelechi Osemele (knee), outside linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder/thigh), defensive end Arthur Jones (thigh) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (sports hernia).
Four starters were limited in Wednesday’s session. They were nose tackle Antonio Johnson (ankle), right tackle Winston Justice (shoulder), defensive end Cory Redding (quad) and strong safety Tom Zbikowski (knee).