Ravens vs. Saints Injury Report: Who’s Playing, Who Isn’t?
By Brett Foote
Aug 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels (81) runs with the ball in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
It’s the fourth week of the preseason, and you know what that means. Very few starters will be suiting up this weekend, and instead will be riding the bench while fringe roster prospects and practice squad wannabes fight to keep their respective NFL careers alive.
Thankfully, it looks like the Ravens are getting healthy just in time for the start of the regular season, when the games will truly matter. After suffering a number of injuries in the offseason, particularly in the secondary, the team is trending in the right direction.
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So while we know that injured starters like Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb won’t be playing against the Saints Thursday night, what about injured reserve players? Here is your updated Ravens vs. Saints injury report.
Definitely out: Jah Reid
Reid suffered a concussion Saturday night against the Redskins, and it is very unlikely the team risks putting him out on the field Thursday against the Saints. Reid is a top reserve lineman and will play a role in the offense this season. Plus, it’s unknown if he has even passed the NFL’s concussion protocol yet.
Most likely out: Owen Daniels
Even though Daniels returned to practice Monday after missing two weeks of action and needs the reps, we doubt the team will risk rolling him out in a meaningless game. Besides, Daniels needs reps with Joe Flacco, not Tyrod Taylor. And we know that Flacco won’t be out there.
Likely to play: Kamar Aiken
Aiken has most likely sewn up a roster spot, but missed some practice time early in the week with a migraine. He returned to practice on Tuesday and appears to be all systems go for the finale. Expect Aiken to get the start and possibly play plenty of snaps alongside roster hopefuls Michael Campanaro and Delonte Thompson.