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No injuries after Ravens' bus sideswiped in New Orleans, spokesman says

One of the Ravens' team buses was hit by a car Sunday night after the team arrived in New Orleans in advance of Monday night's game against the Saints.

Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said no injuries were suffered in the accident. The driver of the car wasn't injured after a collision that was characterized as minor.

"Everybody's fine," Steele said.

The Ravens weren't delayed and arrived safely at their hotel.

The Ravens (6-4) play the Saints (4-6) at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the site of the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail, a member of the Ravens' broadcasting team, wrote about the incident on social media.

"We got an accident!" Ismail wrote on Twitter. "Bus #4 got side swiped by a car!"

Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe later posted an Instagram photo of the stadium.

"Superdome lit up in Ravens purple," Monroe wrote. "That's red carpet treatment."

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Decision on Ray Rice's appeal anticipated within next few days, sources say

Since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell increased former Ravens running back Ray Rice's suspension from two games to an indefinite one in September for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy, the three-time Pro Bowl running back has been in professional limbo.

Now, Rice's status is expected to be determined within the next few days as one source with knowledge of the situation predicted that former federal judge Barbara S. Jones will hand down her ruling as soon as Monday. 

Both the NFL and Rice's camp were anticipating a decision from the third-party arbitrator last Friday afternoon when it was rumored that a judgment would be rendered. When final briefs were filed to Jones on Nov. 13, sources said the judge told both parties that she would issue her ruling roughly 10 days later.

Because of the gag order imposed by Jones, no one involved with the case would speak on the record. Several NFL employees with knowledge of the case have privately predicted that Rice will be...

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Lardarius Webb named Ravens' annual Ed Block Courage Award winner

Ravens veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb is in the stretch run of a difficult season that began with him sidelined due to a lower-back injury.

Webb's teammates recognized him for his perseverance Saturday when he was voted the Ravens' annual Ed Block Courage Award winner.

Webb, 29, missed the preseason and three regular season games due to the injury, which was suffered on the second day of training camp. Webb also underwent offseason hernia surgery.

The injury has hampered Webb throughout the season and he hasn't been as effective as past years, when he was fully healthy. He's still started five of seven games for which he's been active and has recorded 29 tackles and six pass deflections.

Webb previously overcame torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees. In his sixth NFL season, the former third-round draft pick from Nicholls State has 284 tackles, 10 interceptions, 69 pass deflections and two forced fumbles in his career.

Before the season, Webb agreed to restructure his...

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Ravens rule out Michael Campanaro, Jah Reid for Monday night's game against Saints

The Ravens on Saturday ruled out rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro and veteran offensive guard Jah Reid for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Campanaro hasn't played since pulling his hamstring Oct. 26 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The River Hill graduate has six catches for 85 yards this season, including a career-high three receptions for 40 yards against the Bengals. However, his hamstring has healed slower than the Ravens had hoped for and he wasn't cleared to practice this week.

Reid broke his hand in practice while blocking outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and had surgery before a win over the Tennessee Titans. Reid told The Baltimore Sun he expects to return within the next few weeks.

Fullback Kyle Juszczyk is probable with a relatively minor foot injury suffered during practice. Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda is probable with a lingering left knee injury.

The Saints ruled out running back Khiry Robinson (forearm) and linebacker Kyle Knox (hand)....

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Terrence Cody 'starving' for an opportunity to play in games

It’s been nearly three weeks since the Ravens activated veteran nose tackle Terrence Cody from the physically unable to perform list, and he’s still waiting to see his first game action since last season.

Cody, who had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, was inactive for the Ravens’ 21-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 9. He’s been practicing with the Ravens since the week of Oct. 13.

“I’m starving, man,” Cody said when asked about how hungry he was to get in a game. “Whenever I get that chance, I’m not going to disappoint them. I’m just going to keep preparing myself each week and get ready like I’m going to play each week. Whenever my name is called, I’m going to be ready.”

The Ravens, who play the New Orleans Saints Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, are deep along the defensive line, making it tougher for Cody to see the field. In their last game against the Titans, both Cody and DeAngelo Tyson were healthy scratches. It was Tyson’s...

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Ravens in familiar role as Monday night visitor

The Ravens grew accustomed long ago to an unofficial NFL tradition of them being the visiting team in Monday night games.

Under coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have hosted only one of their eight Monday night appearances since 2008.

When asked Friday about the New Orleans Saints' prime-time winning streak of 12 games, Harbaugh couldn't resist pointing out the Monday night scheduling quirk.

"Getting to play on Monday night at home, is there something to that?" Harbaugh said with a smile. "I wouldn't really know. I don't know much about that. We don't get those chances too often."

The Ravens have gone 5-3 in Monday night games under Harbaugh, including 4-3 in in away games. The Ravens mentioned the number of Monday night road games in bold, italic letters in their weekly press game release.

The Ravens' lone home Monday night game under Harbaugh was their regular-season opener during the 2012 season. The Ravens have had four years in a row of Thursday night home games, though.

Harbaugh...

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