The Ravens' grounds crew paints a Ravens' logo outside City Hall as the Baltimore Ravens football team prepares for a playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.
As the Ravens held their first practice Tuesday in advance of Saturday night’s divisional-round matchup against the Tennessee Titans, running back Mark Ingram II (calf injury) was one of four players who did not participate.
Last week, coach John Harbaugh said Ingram, who suffered a “mild-to-moderate” calf strain Dec. 22 against the Cleveland Browns, was “on track” to play Saturday and “should be practicing next week, full speed.”
But as he spoke to reporters Tuesday before practice, Harbaugh wouldn’t expand on Ingram when asked about his status.
“We’re not talking about any injuries this week,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll just wait and see. You’ll know on [Saturday].”
According to an NFL Network report, Ingram was “was essentially full speed last week on his calf” during the team’s bye week, “but he felt some tightness ... and pulled back to avoid re-injury.”
The reports added that Ingram “still has a chance to play” Saturday.
Offensive lineman Parker Ehinger (shoulder), cornerback Jimmy Smith (non-injury related) and safety Earl Thomas III (non-injury related) also missed practice. Before practice, Thomas said he would be receiving a vet day, which is a scheduled day off from practice for a veteran player.
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Tight end Mark Andrews (ankle) was limited. Harbaugh said Andrews was a game-time decision to play in the team’s regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team opted to rest him, along with multiple starters.
Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (shoulder), guard Nate Davis (illness), wide receiver Adam Humphries (ankle) and cornerback Adoree Jackson (foot) did not practice Tuesday. Wide receiver Cody Hollister (ankle) and running back Dion Lewis (shoulder) were limited.
>> The Ravens signed running back Paul Perkins to the practice squad and moved wide receiver Antoine Wesley to the practice squad/injured list, the team announced Tuesday.
>> Titans coach Mike Vrabel said backup Marcus Mariota will simulate quarterback Lamar Jackson on the scout team this week.
“Other than try to tie [Jackson’s] shoelaces together, not many people have had success,” Vrabel said. “We’ll have to prepare and try to get our players as ready as possible to defend not only him, but Mark Ingram and [Gus] Edwards.”