Jimmy Smith, Asa Jackson, Lardarius Webb Out Against Redskins


Nov 24, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham (24) is congratulated by cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) after intercepting a pass at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Several players were held out of Thursday’s practice ahead of the third game of the preseason Saturday night against the Washington Redskins.  There was only one addition to the list from Tuesday’s session, fullback Shaun Chapas.  Jah Reid continues to miss time as he attempts to pass the NFL’s concussion protocol.

John Harbaugh also announced that Jimmy Smith and Asa Jackson would be joining Lardarius Webb on the sidelines Saturday night, which means that none of the team’s top corners will be on the field against the Redskins.

Harbaugh did express confidence that Smith could play if it was a regular season game, and all three are still expected to be ready for week 1 against the Bengals regardless.

It’s actually good news, in our opinion, that the Ravens are being so cautious with their injured cornerbacks. There is really nothing to gain by trotting them out for some meaningless action. The only player who really needs the snaps is Jackson, but it isn’t worth risking further injury at a position that is wafer thin at the moment.