Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson have been practicing for almost two weeks, but on Wednesday both claimed they weren't sure if they'd be on the field for Monday night's opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
Both probably could've played in the final preseason game a week ago, but coach John Harbaugh held out all but four of his starters. Pitta had surgery to his broken right hand early in training camp and has yet to play a game. Dickson played in the first exhibition game but sprained his right shoulder and hasn't been in the lineup.
Billy Bajema would be next in line if neither played in the opener.
"It's been pretty tough for me," Dickson said. "The day that I came back I was pretty excited. No talking and let my game prove I can play and I'm fully healthy."
Not being able to get in sync with quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens' up-tempo offense could be problematic.
"It's definitely difficult because you miss that chemistry...in camp and those preseason games," Dickson said. "It's up myself, it's up to the quarterback to work hard and get that back and get us up to speed with myself and Dennis as well.
Dickson called himself day-to-day. So did Pitta, who appeared to be reading from the same script. The Ravens are cautious to not give up information about injuries or the status of players going into games.
"A lot more mental preparation obviously. It's nice to be back on the field now," Pitta said. "I've been able to be out there the last week or so running around, catching the football. It's nice to be back running plays and developing that chemistry again with Joe and the offense. Hopefully it'll feel good come game day."
The guess here is that at least Dickson or Pitta will play. And it's a strong possibility it'll be both.