With 11 days before their next game, the Baltimore Ravens held six players out of practice Wednesday.
Those included were: middle linebacker Ray Lewis (toe), inside linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), left guard Ben Grubbs (toe), right guard Marshal Yanda (ribs), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (thigh) and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo (leg), according to of The Sporting News and The Baltimore Sun.
Lewis, despite getting beat on several play”s in the team”s regular season-finale, is satisfied with his play and has not discussed with head coach John Harbaugh or any of the defensive assistants about coming out on passing downs.
The 16-year veteran is clearly having trouble pushing off his right foot. In week 10 at Seattle, Lewis suffered a turf toe injury, which forced him to sit out four games. It”s apparent that he still hasn”t fully recovered.
The Ravens will practice again Thursday before getting the weekend off to rest.