Not playing Saturday against the Cleveland Browns aided the healing process for Billy Cundiff’s sore left calf, but the Ravens kicker is eager to return for Sunday’s regular-season finale at the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I’m definitely hoping to be back next week,” Cundiff said while changing in the locker room under M&T Bank Stadium after the team’s 20-14 win against the Cleveland Browns. “But we’ll kind of base that off of how things go with the trainers. We just don’t want a setback. That’s the big thing because by playing each week, the problem was, I could make it maybe through the first half and then in the second half, I wasn’t really able to kick. You can’t do that. If I could only kick for 30 minutes and not have to kick off, it would be a good deal, but we don’t play that way. I’m expected to kick off and kick off well, and until I can actually do that, that will kind of be the determining factor of getting back on the field.”