Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard reiterated that he will play Sunday night against the New England Patriots despite a rib contusion.
"I'm ready to go," Pollard said. "I'm excited to be playing. Is my pain gone? Yeah, man, I'm ready to go. When my mind is made up that I'm going, I'm not going to hold anything back and I will not. Nobody really cares. Once I'm in uniform, everybody expects plays to be made and they expect you to win. I'm playing. It's going to be all good."
UPDATE: Everyone was practicing except for offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained right calf), but he was at practice and doing some activities.
Pollard was practicing today and even hit the blocking sled.
UPDATE: Pollard was limited as well as cornerback Lardarius Webb (knee), defensive end Pernell McPhee (knee) and linebacker Jameel McClain (knee).
Offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained right calf) didn't practice.
For the Patriots, defensive tackle Justin Francis (ankle) and tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) didn't practice.
The following players were limited: center Dan Connolly (concussion), defensive end Brandon Deaderick (ankle), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), tight end Daniel Fells (shin), wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (thigh), offensive guard Logan Mankins (hip), center Nick McDonald (shoulder), cornerback Sterling Moore (knee) running back Shane Vereen (foot) and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back).
Safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) participated fully.
On why he didn't practice Wednesday, Pollard said with a straight face, "I was doing some other things. I had some other things to do and coach was cool with it."
Meanwhile, starting defensive end Pernell McPhee predicted he'll play Sunday despite missing practice Wednesday with a preexisting knee injury. McPhee underwent arthroscopic surgery in the spring, but has started the first two games without incident.
"I'm good, I feel good," McPhee said. "It's not a day off. I just didn't participate in any physical activities. Mentally, I got myself ready with treatment and watching film."
McPhee said his knee is sturdy enough to hold up for the entire season.
"I'm a soldier," McPhee said. "I go out and fight every play. I don't think anything is really wrong with my knee. We're just being cautious with it. I'm going to go out there and fight."
Inside linebacker Jameel McClain missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury, but downplayed the severity of the ailment.
"My knee is good," McClain said. "It's working like always."
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees referred a question about cornerback Lardarius Webb, who missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury, to coach John Harbaugh.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun