Ray Rice To “Speak From The Heart,” Latest Injury Roundup


Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to lunchtime links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption.  Today we preview Ray Rice’s scheduled media appearance and round up all the latest injury news from a brutal day in training camp yesterday. Ray Rice is scheduled to speak with the media on Thursday after practice, and everyone fully expects him to address his suspension and domestic violence issue in a way that he hasn’t, previously.  John Harbaugh continued to stand behind Rice last night following practice, but was careful to condone the actual incident. “I love the way he’s handled it,” Harbaugh said. “I hate what happened. What happened was wrong, flat out. The thing I appreciate about it is how Ray has handled it afterwards by acknowledging that it was wrong and he’ll do everything he can do to make it right. That’s what you ask for when someone does a wrong thing.”

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Harbaugh declined to speak about the length of the suspension or the public backlash, telling reporters

“there’s no way I’m going to comment on the length of it, but I know this: Those that make those decisions do so with great seriousness. They aim to be just and fair and they aim to do right by all parties involved.”  Let’s hope that Rice’s media session today, unlike his last one, will sufficiently address the issue so the team can put this behind them for good.

Yesterday’s practice was tough on injuries, with

Timmy Jernigan and Brent Urban going down on the same play

.  Urban was scheduled to get an MRI on his knee last night, and we are awaiting results.  Harbaugh said that Jernigan will “be fine.”  Also briefly missing time was Jeremy Zuttah, who was able to return to practice after getting checked out, and Daryl Smith.

In addition to Smith, Ladarius Webb (back), Will Rackley (concussion), Terrence Cody (hip), and Albert McClellan (heel) didn’t practice yesterday.