Backup defensive tackle Patrick Ricard addressed the defense Tuesday and the offense Wednesday after several racist and homophobic tweets began trending the night before Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the decision to deactivate the two defensive starters was not easy, but he still considers them day-to-day for this week leading to Sunday night’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Ravens opened their first day of practice this week without three starters in running back Alex Collins (illness), middle linebacker C.J. Mosley (bone bruise in left knee) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (foot).
Of the two-tackle, one-forced fumble, one-quarterback hurry outing he had against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night, Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce was most pleased that he was able to get to the quarterback.