Baltimore Ravens

Timmy Jernigan not practicing, expected to miss a game or two

Ravens rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan remains sidelined with a meniscus issue in his knee and is expected to miss at least Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to sources.

The hope for Jernigan is to manage the injury through rehabilitation and avoid surgery, per sources.


Jernigan didn't practice all week after getting hurt against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The second-round draft pick from Florida State has three tackles in two games.

With Jernigan sidelined, the Ravens could have former Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi active for the first time since he joined the team.


Meanwhile, every other player was practicing today.

That includes running back Bernard Pierce (thigh), who was limited Thursday, as well as cornerbacks Lardarius Webb (lower back) and Asa Jackson (concussion) and offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (knee).

All four of those players are expected to play Sunday.

Webb is slated to make his regular-season debut after being sidelined for the entire preseason with an injury suffered during the second day of training camp.

Webb had offseason sports hernia surgery. His core, including his abdomen and hip flexors, has been an issue, and it's believed those problems led to his lower back injury.