As head coach John Harbaugh hinted at in the days leading up to the game, the Ravens held out all their starters from the Thursday night’s game, many of them not even making the trip to St. Louis.
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On defense, rush linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive end Chris Canty, defensive tackle Art Jones, nose tackle Haloti Ngata, strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil, middle linebacker Daryl Smith, weak-side linebacker Josh Bynes, cornerbacks Lardarius Webb, Corey Graham and Jimmy Smith, and safeties Michael Huff and James Ihedigbo were all held out. Strong-side linebacker Courtney Upshaw, rush linebacker Pernell McPhee and defensive end Marcus Spears also sat out Thursday.
Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was tested for a concussion following the Ravens’ preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers last Thursday, warmed up before the game and was in uniform but veteran Caleb Hanie got the start.