By Edward Lee
3:19 PM EST, December 30, 2011
Despite the return of wide receiver Anquan Boldin and right guard Marshal Yanda to Friday’s practice, the Ravens listed both players as doubtful for Sunday’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Boldin – who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last week – had been previously ruled out after sitting out Wednesday’s and Thursday’s sessions. But he was limited in practice, which was apparently enough for the team to upgrade his availability for the regular-season finale.
Yanda had missed the previous two days of practice after suffering ribs and thigh bruises in Saturday’s 20-14 win against the Cleveland Browns. Yanda has not missed a start since Nov. 22, 2009.
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has not practiced this week because of post-concussion symptoms. He is also doubtful against Cincinnati.
Defensive end Cory Redding (right ankle), cornerback Cary Williams (post-concussion symptoms) and kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf) were limited for the third straight day. All three are questionable for Sunday, but Redding said he intends to play against the Bengals.
“I feel great,” said Redding, who sat out the win against Cleveland. “I’m playing.”
Strong safety Bernard Pollard, who did not practice Thursday because of an illness, and defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who did not practice Wednesday because of an illness, were removed from the injury report.
For the Bengals, four starters in rookie wide receiver A.J. Green (sprained AC joint in right shoulder), defensive end Frostee Rucker (neck), strong safety Chris Crocker (knee) and left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) were upgraded to full participation after being limited Thursday. All four are probable against the Ravens.
Reserve defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) was limited in practice after missing Wednesday’s and Thursday’s sessions. He is questionable for Sunday.
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