Flacco (shoulder) complete 25 of 44 passes for 248 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Jets. So much for the idea that the firing of Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator would jump start Flacco and the Ravens' offense. Flacco was posting a mediocre 80.1 quarterback rating with a five:four touchdown:interception ratio, while completing 63.9 percent of his passes under Trestman. In two games under Marty Mornhinweg, he's regressed to a 64.4 rating while completing 55.4 percent of his passes and a zero:two touchdown:interception ratio. It might be his shoulder or the unpleasant nature of back-to-back games in the Meadowlands - but Flacco is struggling to tread water, or swamp, at the moment no matter who is calling the plays.
Flacco (shoulder) warmed up with the starters in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets in New York, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports. Practicing in full Friday all but cleared Flacco for game action, but his right shoulder could be a bother as Sunday's game proceeds. While he won't have Steve Smith (ankle) as his disposal in Week 7, Flacco shouldn't have many problems exploiting the Jets pass defense, which has given up 13 touchdowns through the air this season.
Flacco (right shoulder) will be active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Flacco, who was able to practice in full on Friday, appears to be on track to start Sunday despite dealing with pain in his throwing shoulder throughout the week. The Ravens elected not to activate reserve quarterback David Fales, so they'll stick to the duo of Flacco and backup Ryan Mallett in Week 7. Unfortunately veteran wide receiver Steve Smith (ankle) is expected to be out of the lineup, leaving Mike Wallace, Kamar Aiken (thigh), Breshad Perriman, and tight end Dennis Pitta as the top weapons in the team's aerial attack.
Flacco (right shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Flacco missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but then returned as a full participant Friday. The upgrade suggests he should be able to play -- a sentiment confirmed by long-time teammate Dennis Pitta, who said Flacco didn't appear to be in any pain at Friday's practice, ESPN.com's reports. Head coach John Harbaugh took a more cautious stance, saying he wants to see how Flacco's arm feels Saturday. Should Flacco ultimately be too sore to play, Ryan Mallett will direct a Baltimore offense that probably won't have No. 1 WR Steve Smith (ankle) or top offensive lineman Marshal Yanda (shoulder).
Flacco (shoulder) returned to practice Friday. It won't be clear how much work Flacco got in Friday until after the session comes to an end, but his participation alone -- on the heels of two missed practices -- bodes well for his chances of playing in Week 7.
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