NFL teams released their first official injury reports for the 2014 season on Wednesday afternoon. As expected, the Ravens had little to report as all 53 players on the roster have participated in practice for two days straight. That isn’t to say that the team doesn’t have some lingering injury issues, but you couldn’t ask for much better for a team heading into the regular season. Here is the full Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals injury report for Wednesday’s practice.
Full Practice: Bernard Pierce (concussion), Lardarius Webb (back)
Full practice means that a player received 100% of their normal reps in practice. No surprise here, as both Pierce and Webb were expected to be ready for week one. What is surprising is that the Ravens didn’t even bother to list Jah Reid (concussion), Owen Daniels (hamstring), Asa Jackson (ankle), and Jimmy Smith (chest). Sometimes teams will list every single little nick a player has, and in this case the players are coming off legitimate injuries. But not the Ravens.
Out: Max Burkhead (knee), Marvin Jones (foot)
Did Not Practice: Sean Porter (hamstring), James Wright (concussion), Mike Pollack (knee)
Limited Participation: Darqueze Dennard (hip)
Full Practice: Vontaze Burfict (hamstring), Tyler Eifert (shoulder), Cedric Peerman (hip), Andre Smith (concussion)
The biggest thing to note from the Bengal’s report is who practiced fully, namely linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Burfict suffered a hamstring injury back on August 25th in a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Hamstrings can be tricky injuries, but Burfict is obviously OK.
Jones is more of a question mark for the regular season after injuring his foot. Following surgery, the Bengals tentatively expect him to return after the week 4 bye. Jones was an emerging red zone threat last season and perhaps the future at the #2 wide receiver spot behind A.J. Green, so the team should take their time with him.