Reed questionable for Sunday


Foot injury keeps him out of practice

September 29, 2006|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

The Ravens' health concerns increased yesterday, when safety Ed Reed missed practice with a foot injury.

Reed, the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was listed as questionable, although coach Brian Billick didn't seem very worried about his status for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

"During the course of the week, you get some bumps and bruises and we listed it appropriately," Billick said.

If Reed can't play, the Ravens would likely start Gerome Sapp at free safety. The Ravens don't have any other safeties listed on their depth chart.

Meanwhile, Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs didn't practice, but he did test out his injured right hamstring by running sprints yesterday. His availability is considered a game-time decision.

Asked whether he thought he was questionable for Sunday, Suggs shook his head and said: "I don't think so. It just depends on how I feel come Sunday. Just because I want to play doesn't necessarily mean I should."

The Ravens also added defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (back) as questionable after he was limited in practice.

End zone

Since scoring a team-record 48 points on Dec. 19, 2005, the Ravens have averaged 27.3 points per game -- the highest scoring average in the NFL over that span. ... The Ravens' 11 take-aways are tied for first in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Kicker Matt Stover ranks first in the AFC in scoring with 32 points this season.

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