Yanda, Ngata missing from practice for third straight day
By By Jeff Zrebiec
Dec 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Right guard Marshal Yanda and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were not on the field today in the Ravens' final full practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Yanda, who is dealing with knee and shoulder injuries, and Ngata, who has a knee injury, haven't practiced all week. Traditionally, Ravens who don't practice at all do not play that week.
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees said yesterday that Ngata was "getting some well-deserved rest." However, he said that he was not concerned about the Pro Bowler's availability for Sunday.
Ngata and Yanda have each missed one game this season.
Fullback Vonta Leach (ankle) returned to practice today after sitting out yesterday's practice. Wide receivers Anquan Boldin (shoulder) and Tandon Doss (ankle), linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder/thigh) and defensive end Arthur Jones (thigh), who have all been limited this week, were also practicing.