Terrell Suggs active for today's game; Pollard, Yanda, Ellerbe out
By AARON WILSON
The Baltimore Sun|
Dec 16, 2012 | 11:50 AM
Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is active for today's game against the Denver Broncos after being sidelined last week with a torn right biceps.
Suggs' return was expected since he participated on a full-time basis at practice this week. He was listed as questionable.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith is active after missing the previous five games after undergoing sports hernia surgery.
Strong safety Bernard Pollard is out with a rib injury he aggravated during the Ravens' 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins last week. He'll be replaced by James Ihedigbo, a former New England Patriots starter.
Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda is sidelined with a serious sprained right ankle and will be replaced by veteran Bobbie Williams.
Starting middle linebacker Jameel McClain had already been ruled out with a neck stinger and back injury and visited a back specialist in Los Angeles with the team awaiting second opinion test results.
Starting tight end Ed Dickson was ruled out because of a hyperextended knee, missing his third consecutive game.
Starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was ruled out after attempting to convince the coaches and trainers he was ready to play during warmups. He was questionable with a sprained right ankle and a left foot injury and was limited in practice for the past two days. Josh Bynes and Albert McClellan are slated to start inside.
"I'm going to work it before the game," Ellerbe said Friday. "If I feel good, I'm going to go. If I can't go, I'm not going to goout there and hurt the team."
The Ravens also deactivated offensive lineman Ramon Harewood and wide receiver Deonte Thompson