Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub says he passed concussion test

Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub (8) speaks during the postgame news conference after losing to the Miami Dolphins.
Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub (8) speaks during the postgame news conference after losing to the Miami Dolphins. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)

An NFL spokesman said that the league will look into the Ravens' handling of the concussion protocol involving Matt Schaub, per normal procedures. The quarterback grabbed his helmet after he was driven to the ground by Derrick Shelby following an incompletion in the second quarter. Schaub did not miss a play.

"Our trainer went out right away and talked to him," Harbaugh said. "And then we brought him back in and he said he was fine, and he was good, and he was clear. Then, we put him through the concussion protocol anyway and he was just screaming that he was fine and that he had no issue. But our doctors grabbed him, put him through the protocol and he passed."

Schaub said afterward that he was fine, and he seemed more concerned by his shoulder, which he hurt on a hit late in the fourth quarter.

"I got hit and thrown to the ground so I had to adjust a couple things, but I was fine," Schaub said. "Doctors looked at me and came over to do their necessary test. However, everything checked out fine."

Teams' handling of players who exhibit possible concussion symptoms has been highly scrutinized since St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum wasn't immediately removed from the game despite clearly being shaken up on a hit by the Ravens' Timmy Jernigan in a Nov. 22 game.

The league and the NFL Players Association held a conference call with all teams and players this past Friday on player safety issues.

End zone

Rookie Buck Allen's 12 receptions were one shy of a team record, held by Steve Smith Sr. and Priest Holmes. … The Ravens' streak of blocked kicks or punts ended at five games. Lawrence Guy blocked an extra-point attempt late in the second quarter, but Guy was offside. … The Ravens' inactives were wide receiver Marlon Brown (back), tight end Maxx Williams (concussion), offensive linemen Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and Kaleb Johnson, defensive linemen Kapron Lewis-Moore and Carl Davis, and cornerback Tray Walker. Dating back to last year and including the 2014 playoffs, Monroe has started and finished just three of the Ravens' past 16 games. … De'Ondre Wesley saw his first regular-season action at right tackle when Wagner went out.


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