The benefits of the playoff bye weekend were obvious to John Harbaugh.
The Ravens coach said players nursing various injuries and ailments appear much improved after getting the opportunity to rest for three consecutive days over the weekend.
"From an injury perspective, we look good," Harbaugh said during his weekly conference Monday. "We anticipate everybody playing in the game [against the Houston Texans Sunday]."
Harbaugh said the turf toe injury that shelved inside linebacker Ray Lewis for four consecutive games earlier in the season is no longer a concern.
"He looks great," Harbaugh said. "No, he's 100 percent. Any report to the contrary is absolutely untrue. His toe is 100 percent. Has been for a couple weeks."
"Jameel and Brendon are working through their knee issues," Harbaugh said. "They should be good. We'll see how they practice."
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, strong safety Tom Zbikowski and rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith have not yet been cleared for contact, but Harbaugh said that could happen as early as Tuesday. Harbaugh also said that wide receiver Anquan Boldin appears fully recovered from surgery three weeks ago to repair a partially torn meniscus in his knee.
"What we did today was a very light kind of a walkthrough practice, but he looks fine, and he's been running on it," Harbaugh said. "So he should be 100 percent."
Defensive end Cory Redding, who has been bothered by a balky right ankle, said he is living proof of the benefits of the bye weekend.
"Awesome," Redding said Monday when asked how he felt. "I was just talking to some of my coaches and talking about how good I feel. I lost a few pounds working real hard and just really reflecting on myself."
Cameron in Texas
Harbaugh confirmed an ESPN report that Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was present at Saturday's AFC wildcard contest between the third-seeded Houston Texans and the sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals.
Cameron likely took notes on the Texans' 31-10 victory, but Harbaugh said there was nothing subversive about Cameron's attendance.
"He's done that quite a few times over the years when we've had bye weeks and stuff like that," Harbaugh said during his weekly conference Monday. "So that's something that I think he likes to do. It gives him a feel, watching the game live, scouting the game live. It's not so much X's and O's as it is a feel for the tempo and things like that. That's something he likes to do, and he's done that over the years."
Mason plans to retire
"Right now, I'm just doing some analysis and spending time with my kids," the former Ravens wide receiver told The Sun's Mike Preston from his home in Nashville. "Physically, I feel fine and I can still go play. Mentally, I've had enough. I know it's my time to get out and I plan to retire."
Mason, who was waived by the Ravens in the offseason, did not encounter much success, catching just 19 passes for 170 yards with the Jets and Texans, who cut him Dec. 12.
But Mason, who spent six seasons with the Ravens, is still the franchise's all-time leader in receptions (471) and yards (5,777). The two-time Pro Bowler will finish his career with 943 catches, 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.