Coach John Harbaugh and Samari Rolle both agreed that the cornerback could be available for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers despite injuring his right shoulder.
"Samari's fairly sore," Harbaugh said during his weekly conference today. "He's got the shoulder right now, but he should be fine."
Rolle admitted that the shoulder hurts, but said he plans to practice on Wednesday. "If they let me," Rolle said. "As long as they let me, yeah, I plan to be there."
Wide receiver/return specialist Yamon Figurs (hamstring) and linebacker Nick Greisen (quad) both were deactivated for yesterday's 28-10 win against the Cleveland Browns and acknowledged that they couldn't have played. But they said they expected to play against the Steelers.
Other notes from Harbaugh's conference:
• Harbaugh said he is more than comfortable with employing a rotation of tailbacks in Willis McGahee, rookie Ray Rice and fullback Le'Ron McClain. "I don't know if you can have too many good players, and that goes for any position," Harbaugh said. "... If you have three running backs that you're comfortable with, that helps you. ... We don't necessarily subscribe to the fact that one guy's got to carry it 35 or 40 times. If that was what you had and that was your strength, that's what you'd go with, but we feel fortunate to have three guys that can do it, and we're going to use all three guys."
• Harbaugh said he was impressed by the solidarity among both Ravens and Browns players as medical personnel worked on strong safety Dawan Landry's spinal cord concussion. "There's a strong bond down there," Harbaugh said. "I guess I was impressed with the Browns, too. Their attitude and the respect they had for him as a player and for the Ravens as a team was pretty obvious. These guys care about each other in this league, and you could see that. Guys were kneeling and praying, and that was a strong statement."
• Harbaugh said there was no need to remind the players of the challenge ahead in the reigning AFC North division champion Steelers (2-1). "I don't think we have to bring our guys back down to earth," he said. "Our guys are grounded. They're going to work on the next football game. They've already started. That's their focus."
• Harbaugh said there was little distinction between playing on Sunday and Monday night. "Just like we've approached it as an assistant, and these guys have all played Monday night before," he said. "It's going to be Monday night at 8:30, and we'll be there. We'll be on time."