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Ravens tight end Owen Daniels characterized as a game-time decision

Owen Daniels celebrates a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in September.
Owen Daniels celebrates a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in September. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)

Ravens coach John Harbaugh characterized tight end Owen Daniels as a game-time decision for Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

Daniels is one week removed from undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. He practiced Wednesday on a limited basis and also practiced Friday after being held out Thursday. Daniels moved well during the portion of practice open to reporters. Daniels said this week that the knee felt good, considering that he just had surgery the previous week.

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Daniels is listed as questionable on the injury report after participating fully Friday.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs also returned to practice Friday from a neck injury that sidelined him Wednesday and Thursday. Suggs is probable.

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"Owen practiced," Harbaugh said. "Terrell practiced. That's good to see. It will probably be game-time with Owen realistically coming off knee surgery. [Suggs] looks fine."

Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda practiced Friday despite a left knee injury. Yanda is considered likely to play Sunday. Yanda is listed as questionable.

"We'll see how the knee reacts," Harbaugh said of Yanda. "But he's a tough guy."

The Ravens officially ruled out cornerback Jimmy Smith due to a sprained left foot that will keep him out several weeks, according to sources. Smith is on crutches and is in a protective boot. Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro (pulled hamstring) was also ruled out.

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The Steelers ruled out cornerback Ike Taylor due to a broken forearm and backup safety Ross Ventrone with a hamstring injury.

Defensive end Chris Canty practiced all three days in his return from wrist surgery to remove a staph infection. He experienced no setbacks. Canty is also listed a questionable.

"Overall, I feel good," Canty said. "I feel healthy. I think the coaches think I'm coming along nicely and we'll see where we're at and they'll evaluate me. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to help this football team win come Sunday.

"I don't know if it's as much conditioning, but ability to read and react and adjust to the speed of the game being out for so long, you have to get your body back to moving around and adjusting to the speed and quickness of the athletes at this level. There's a little bit of a curve there. I'm pleased with the progress I've made."

Canty say he's now free of infection after spending time in a hospital for weeks this month.

"The biggest thing is making sure that the infection is out of my blood stream and out of the area," Canty said. "The doctors did a great job with that, and I'm excited that part is behind me because that's a serious deal."

awilson@baltsun.com

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