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Ravens in familiar role as Monday night visitor

The Ravens grew accustomed long ago to 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.

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Florida State shooting hits close to home for Ravens' Terrence Brooks, Timmy Jernigan

Ravens rookie safety Terrence Brooks woke up early Thursday morning to a text message that got his immediate attention.

There was a shooting in the library at Florida State University, where Brooks went to college, and a couple of students were hurt.

“It definitely hit home,” Brooks said Friday. “That’s my school. I went to school with a lot of those people, had some great times. Just to have something crazy or tragic like that, it’s not good for the university or the students there. My heart goes out to all of them. That’s a pretty crazy thing to deal with when you’re going to school there."

Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, a teammate of Brooks' last year on the national champion Seminoles, heard the news much later and immediately thought of all the time he had spent in the library.

“It definitely opens your eyes to realize that anything could happen to you at any moment,” Jernigan said. “You really have to cherish every day. I spent a lot of hours in that same exact...

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Ravens add fullback Kyle Juszczyk to injury report with foot injury

Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk was added to the injury report Friday due to a foot injury sustained during practice.

Juszczyk was limited in practice. The injury isn't expected to affect his status for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints. Juszczyk has caught 13 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown this season.

Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro (pulled hamstring suffered Oct. 26) didn't practice and is slated to miss his third consecutive game.

"There was no setback," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Campanaro's condition. "It's just not ready yet. When it's ready, he'll be out there. We were hoping for this week. That was the original time frame, but he wasn't cleared to go this week."

Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda was upgraded to full participation after being limited Thursday.

Offensive guard Jah Reid, who had surgery on his broken hand, remains sidelined indefinitely.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were given the day...

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Ravens CB Asa Jackson returns to practice, remains on injured reserve-designated to return

Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson has replaced his walking boot with football cleats, and returned to practice Friday for the first time since severely spraining his toe against the Indianapolis Colts.

Jackson remains on injured reserve-designated to return, but is eligible to be return to the active roster in time for the Ravens' Dec. 7 road game against the Miami Dolphins. Under NFL rules, Jackson had to miss at least six weeks of practice and can't play in a game until eight weeks after being placed on the reserve list.

"It's good to get back out on the field and run around a little bit," said Jackson, who was placed on injured reserve-designated to return on Oct. 8. "It was all good stuff, man. It felt good. Pain-free for the most part. Hopefully, I don't have any more setbacks and will be ready to go when my time is here.

"You got to knock a little bit of the rust off, but that's why I've got a couple of weeks of practice. Hopefully, I'll be able to do that and get back to the level...

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Getting over knee injury, Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe pursuing first career playoff berth

Since his arrival in the NFL as a first-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars six years ago, Ravens left tackle Eugene Monroe has experienced plenty of success from an individual standpoint.

What's eluded Monroe, though, is an opportunity to play in the postseason. One of his best chances was last season, after the Ravens acquired him from Jacksonville in a trade. The Ravens finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, thanks to a loss in the final game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We have six games ahead of us with a solid chance to control our destiny in terms of a potential postseason," Monroe said. "We're just grinding towards that. I'm excited about the opportunity. I've had chances to make it two times in my career and ended up losing the last game we needed to make it, once being here last year and another season early in my career in Jacksonville. It's customary to make the playoffs here. The opportunity is here. It's up to us to make it happen."...

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A healed Justin Forsett eyeing 1,000 yards and a strong stretch run

The cut across the bridge on Justin Forsett's nose is healing up, finally knitting after a long run of bloody Sundays for the diminutive Ravens running back.

Forsett doesn't mind the battle scar that much, considering it something of a badge of courage from his series of collisions with much larger linebackers and a reminder of the most prolific season of his career.

"During the bye, I was really focused on taking care of that and not picking at the scab and making sure I was covering it up," Forsett said in the Ravens' locker room. "Hopefully, it doesn't open up again on Monday night. They put some more air in my helmet. We'll see if that works because it keeps dropping down on me."

Forsett is in the midst of a breakthrough season. Once regarded as a place-holder during Ray Rice's original two-game NFL suspension, Forsett has earned the starting job ahead of Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro.

Forsett ranks seventh in the NFL with a career-high 721 rushing yards, and he's on pace...

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