5 Ravens' starters don't practice

5 Ravens' starters don't practice
November 8, 2012, 12:00 am
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The injury report for the Ravens reduced by three to 16 Wednesday, but five starters did not particpate in practice.

Defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder), safety Ed Reed (shoulder/knee), left guard Bobbie Williams (ankle) and right guard Marshal Yanda (ankle) were held out.

McPhee missed last week's game at the Cleveland Browns after struggling through injuries and getting only a half sack through the first seven games of the season.

Coach John Harbaugh had indicated earlier in the week that Williams, who had surgery on his broken ankle when he was with the Cincinnati Benglas last season, would get rest after re-injury in the 25-15 win vs. the Browns. Yanda hurt himself in that game also. But players had MRIs that came back negative, according to Harbaugh.

Ngata has been saddled with a shoulder injury for several weeks and hasn't been in top for for a while.

Linebacker Josh Barnes (tight), receiver Jacoby Jones (toe), left tackle Michael Oher (ankle), receiver David Reed (knee) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (abs) had limited participation.

Six others were listed by the Ravens as being injured but fully participated: safety Sean Considine (chest), long snapper Morgan Cox (shoulder), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (finger), defensive tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu (knee), safety Bernard Pollard (chest) and linebacker Terrell Suggs (ankle).

Going into last week's game, the Ravens listed 19 players on the injury report. All but McPhee were active on game day.