In Sunday night's 24-10 win over the Cleveland Browns, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith once again flashed the natural ability that tantalized the team before the NFL draft. But the first-round pick also made a rookie mistake, getting crossed up in coverage as Browns quarterback Colt McCoy tossed a garbage-time touchdown.
Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis headlines the list of inactives for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Lewis, who has a toe injury, has now missed three consecutive games for the first time since 2005.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday he is "hopeful" that inside linebacker Ray Lewis will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, though he estimated that Lewis is "probably the guy that's furthest away."
As special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg announced at the podium that the Ravens would be working Thursday to find a kickoff returner to replace David Reed, the leading candidates were in the locker room, playing coy about how the Ravens will proceed there going forward.
John Harbaugh said on Monday that the Ravens are "looking for our kick returner" after David Reed lost two fumbles on kickoff returns in the first half of Sunday evening's 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Reed, who was also flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter, was replaced by Chris Carr and Torrey Smith on kick returns after the two fumbles directly led to Seahawks field goals.