|Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Redskins. (US Presswire)|
The 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is hopeful he can play with the biceps tear but has maintained he will be a game-time decision. Coach John Harbaugh said Suggs was limited in practice the past two days.
“It held up real well,” Harbaugh said of Suggs' injury. “He practiced for two days, partially. As far as if you are asking what he is going to do, I really don't know yet. We'll just have to see where it goes on Sunday.”
Having Suggs available would be a boost for a defense that was vulnerable against the run without him. Before Suggs returned to face Houston in Week 7, the Ravens gave up 214 rushing yards to the Chiefs and 227 to the Cowboys.
Baltimore will be without TE Ed Dickson (knee) and ILB Dannell Ellerbe for the second consecutive week, as neither practiced this week.
“They are working hard to get back,” Harbaugh said. “We probably thought that they would maybe be back last week, and it didn't work out.”
CB Jimmy Smith, who returned to practice for the first time since playing in Cleveland on Nov. 4, is listed as doubtful. Prior to Week 10's game against Oakland, Smith had sports hernia surgery and has not played in a game since.
Along with Suggs, CB Chris Johnson (hamstring) and CB Asa Jackson (shoulder) are questionable. Listed as probable are S Ed Reed (shoulder), S Bernard Pollard (chest), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh/knee), FB Vonta Leach (ankle), WR Jacoby Jones (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (calf), LB Josh Bynes (thigh) and CB Chykie Brown (ankle).
Kruger avoids one fine: Paul Kruger said he never heard from the league office about a potential fine he could have received after hitting Steelers QB Charlie Batch late in last Sunday's 23-20 loss.
Kruger's hit wasn't malicious but his hand struck Batch's neck area, drawing a 15-yard penalty. Kruger, however, was fined $5,000 for violating the NFL's uniform policy as his jersey was pulled too high up during the Steelers game.
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