Safety Landry placed on IR, ending season

McAlister move official

Ravens

November 12, 2008|By EDWARD LEE

On the same day the Ravens officially placed cornerback Chris McAlister on injured reserve, the club ended the season for strong safety Dawan Landry by putting him on IR as well.

McAlister, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has not played since the Ravens' 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 19, when he was benched by coach John Harbaugh and relegated to limited snaps.

McAlister underwent surgery Monday in Coral Gables, Fla., to repair his posterior cruciate ligament and cartilage damage on his right knee, according to the Associated Press.

Landry started the Ravens' first two games but suffered a spinal cord concussion in the team's 28-10 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 21. Landry, who was injured when he went low to tackle Browns running back Jamal Lewis, had missed the past seven games and had said two weeks ago that he still felt a "tingling."

The secondary has struggled to remain healthy this season.

Free safety Ed Reed has endured a nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder and a tweaked hamstring. Cornerback Samari Rolle, who missed six games after undergoing neck surgery, returned in Sunday's 41-13 victory over the Houston Texans.

The addition of McAlister and Landry means the Ravens have 16 players on injured reserve.

The team filled McAlister's and Landry's spots on the active roster by signing linebacker Robert McCune, who was cut in the preseason, and wide receiver Marcus Maxwell, a third-year player who was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals last month after being put on injured reserve with a thigh injury in the preseason.

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