Ogden mending well, could start

Pro football

September 09, 2007|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

Jonathan Ogden said yesterday that he would "probably" be a game-time decision, but there are indications the 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle will start tomorrow night at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ogden, who missed the entire preseason with a hyperextended big toe on his left foot, has practiced all week without any apparent setbacks and has worked the past two days without having his left foot taped.

Both are encouraging signs for Ogden, who has never missed a season opener.

"Do I feel great? No," Ogden said. "Do I feel better than what I've been feeling? Yes."

Ogden remained questionable on the team's injury report. If he can't play, the Ravens will move Adam Terry from right to left tackle and rookie third-round pick Marshal Yanda will play right tackle.

Ravens coach Brian Billick barely addressed Ogden's status.

"We're moving forward," he said.

Meanwhile, backup running back Mike Anderson could be inactive tomorrow after missing the past two days of practice for personal reasons. That means the Ravens would have only two tailbacks, Willis McGahee and Musa Smith, available in Cincinnati.

The other Ravens who are listed as questionable - defensive tackle Trevor Pryce (back) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (ankle) - both practiced yesterday during the portion of practice that the media is allowed to watch.


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