The Ravens practiced on the far field today, so it was difficult to take roll call. But it was clear that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was not present during the portion of practice open to the media.
Ngata, who is dealing with a sprained right ankel suffered in last Sunday's victory over the Denver Broncos, has started all 55 games of his four-year career, but NFL teams usually suscribe to the general rule of thumb that an injured player must practice at least once to be considered available for an upcoming game.
Long snapper Matt Katula, who has sat out the past two days, took part in practice today. Katula, who has been bothered by a sore elbow, insists that he will play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Three starters in linebacker Jarret Johnson (left shoulder), tight end Todd Heap (ankle) and fullback Le'Ron McClain were present at practice.