OWINGS MILLS – As if the Ravens don’t have enough issues, their injury situation seems to be getting worse, not better. Six starters were not on the practice field Wednesday – quarterback Matt Schaub, linebacker Elvis Dumervil, left tackle Eugene Monroe, tight end Crockett Gillmore, right tackle Rick Wagner, and nose tackle Brandon Williams.
Backup wide receiver Marlon Brown was also missing.
Coach John Harbaugh maintained that Schaub could be the starting quarterback Sunday against the Seahawks. However, Schaub was hit repeatedly during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, and backup Jimmy Clausen was slated to take most of the practice reps this week. Harbaugh left the door open that Clausen could play.
“We’re not going to practice him (Schaub) too much here early in the week,” Harbaugh said prior to Wednesday’s practice. “It’s good to get Jimmy the reps anyway. Jimmy needs the reps more than Matt does, but if Matt can go, he will. Matt is tough, he showed that in the game. He’s tough as nails, and I wouldn’t be shocked if we see him play. Maybe we’ll play them both. We’ll just see how it goes.”
Tight end Maxx Williams (concussion) was on the practice field wearing a non-contact jersey, but Harbaugh hoped Williams would be cleared to play by Sunday. Brown has a back injury and was not active against the Dolphins.
As for other injuries:
- It’s possible that Monroe (shoulder) may not play the rest of the year, depending on results of an MRI this week.
- Gillmore left the Dolphins game with a back injury. Harbaugh said Monday that Gillmore might be able to return Sunday.
- Dumervil, Wagner, and Williams all played Sunday, and more information on their specific injuries would come when Wednesday’s injury report was released.