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The Ravens' health outlook for the Sunday's AFC Wildcard game against the New England Patriots got a bit brighter as four of the five Ravens who were limited Wednesday were upgraded to full participation Thursday.

Free safety Ed Reed (strained groin), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (ankle), linebacker Tavares Gooden (groin) and right guard Marshal Yanda (knee) practiced fully. Only backup cornerback Marcus Paschal (back), who was limited Wednesday, did not practice.

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Quarterback Joe Flacco (hip), tight end Todd Heap (neck), linebacker Jarret Johnson (back), wide receiver Derrick Mason (knee), defensive end Trevor Pryce (head), safety Tom Zbikowski (neck) and long snapper Matt Katula (right elbow tendinitis) practiced fully for the second consecutive day.

Eight Patriots starters in quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder, right finger and right ribs), wide receiver Julian Edelman (forearm), defensive end Jarvis Green (knee), offensive tackle Nick Kaczur (shoulder), cornerback Shawn Springs (knee), defensive end Ty Warren (ankle), tight end Ben Watson (knee) and nose tackle Vince Wilfork (foot) fully practiced for the second straight day.

Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo will join the Ravens Insider blog on Friday for a live chat beginning at 1 p.m. Click here to access the chat.

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