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Ravens confirm Pollard missed Thursday's practice

Strong safety dealing with illness

By Edward Lee

3:44 PM EST, December 29, 2011

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The latest injury report for Sunday’s regular-season finale between the Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals is out, and the Ravens confirmed that strong safety Bernard Pollared joined right guard Marshal Yanda and inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe as not practicing Thursday.

Pollard is described as dealing with an illness, Yanda has been slowed by a bruised rib and thigh, and Ellerbe is trying to overcome post-concussion symptoms.

Defensive tackle Arthur Jones, who did not practice Wednesday because of an illness, fully participated in Thursday’s session. Defensive end Cory Redding (right ankle), cornerback Cary Williams (post-concussion symptoms) and kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf) were limited for the second consecutive day.

Cincinnati got a bit of good news with the return of starting strong safety Chris Crocker. Crocker, who did not practice Wednesday because of a knee issue, was limited Thursday.

Crocker joined a trio of starters in rookie wide receiver A.J. Green (sprained AC joint in right shoulder), defensive end Frostee Rucker (neck) and left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) as being limited.

The Bengals’ most serious concern is reserve defensive Carlos Dunlap. Tied for fourth on the defense with four sacks, Dunlap was downgraded to no practice after limited participation in Wednesday’s session.