Baltimore Ravens

Lorenzo Taliaferro misses second straight practice, unsure of availability vs. Bengals

The Ravens' Lorenzo Taliaferro runs past the Oakland Raiders' Charles Woodson for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro said the foot injury that kept him out of practice for the second straight day Thursday is affecting the same foot he sprained last year, but is a different injury.

Taliaferro, who returned from a sprained MCL to score a touchdown and gain 47 total yards against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday after nearly a month out, said he didn't feel anything wrong with his foot until after the game ended.


"It got a little banged up from the game," he said. "I kept playing. It was nothing. I didn't really know too much until after the game."

A sprained foot landed Taliaferro on the season-ending injured reserve in December 2014 after the Ravens' Week 14 win against the Miami Dolphins. Taliaferro, however, wasn't clear on what his availability would be for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.


"I'm just taking it a day at a time," he said. "I don't have any timetable or anything. I'm just treating it, making sure everything is all right. Whatever Coach and the trainer agree on, that's what it's going to be at the end of the day."

Left tackle Eugene Monroe (concussion), inside linebacker C.J. Mosley and Taliaferro did not practice Thursday, according to the injury report. Mosley missed for noninjury-related reasons, while rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) and cornerback Tray Walker (thigh) were limited participants.

For Cincinnati, starting right tackle Andre Smith (buttocks) and defensive tackle Pat Sims (hip) did not practice, while defensive tackle Marcus Hardison was limited with a knee injury.