As the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns prepare to do battle for the 12th time in the Harbaugh/Flacco era, they find themselves in a bit of unfamiliar territory. A Cleveland win would actually put them ahead of the Ravens in the standings, as at 4-5, they would leapfrog over the Ravens, who would fall to 3-5 with a loss. Here in Baltimore, of course, we’re hoping for the opposite result, in which the Ravens pull back to .500 on the year at 4-4 with a win, and push Cleveland to 3-6, where they would likely still be ahead of Pittsburgh (2-5, playing at New England Sunday at 4:25).
On the injury front, both teams still look quite healthy here on Thursday. Though Josh Bynes returned to practice (fully participated today) after missing the Pittsburgh game, defensive coordinator Dean Pees has already named Jameel McClain the starter next to Daryl Smith at weak side inside linebacker.
Michael Oher returned to practice, but Kelechi Osemele sat out. For the Browns, the only change was former Raven Willis McGahee, who did not participate after fully practicing on Wednesday.
Here are the full Thursday practice injury reports for the teams.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Kelechi Osemele (back/knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Brandon Stokley (thigh)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Josh Bynes (finger/thigh); DT Terrence Cody (knee); T Michael Oher (ankle); RB Bernard Pierce (thigh); C Ryan Jensen (foot)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: RB Willis McGahee (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Quentin Groves (ankle); DL Billy Wynn (quad)
FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ribs); DB Chris Owens (finger); LB Jabaal Sheard
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