Receiving Corps is Getting Crowded

Joe and Jacoby

The Ravens are getting healthier, which will lead to tougher roster decisions at wide receiver Sunday.

Wide receiver Jacoby Jones (knee) practiced Friday, and could play for the first time since Week 1. If Jones returns, the Ravens could have six wide receivers available for the first time all season – Jones, Torrey Smith, Marlon Brown, Tandon Doss, Deonte Thompson, and Brandon Stokley. All of them will not dress for the game, and Stokley is the most likely to be deactivated. Stokley did not play last weekend against the Dolphins – released on Saturday, then being re-signed on Tuesday. Whether the Ravens dress five wide receivers Sunday, or just four remained to be seen.

“It’s going a tough decision,” Harbaugh said. “You’ve got a situation where guys are healthy, guys have practiced, but with the game plan and things like that, you’ve got to determine who you’re going to put out there.”

In other injury news, nose tackle Haloti Ngata (hip) will play Sunday. Ngata returned to practice Friday, after missing Wednesday and Thursday.

“He had little tweaks and strains and things like that, so we gave him a couple of days,” Harbaugh said of Ngata. “But he looked good today, so he’s going to play. He should be fine.”

Linebacker Jameel McClain (spinal contusion), who has not been active all season, moved closer to returning to practice next week, after getting a recent favorable MRI. McClain has not played since suffering the injury late last season, but he has started 44 games over the past three seasons, including the first 13 games of last season. McClain’s return this season would improve depth at inside linebacker, and it was possible McClain could compete for a starting job down the road.

“His most MRI’s are very favorable,” Harbaugh said. “I’m not in position to sit here and say completely, 100 percent. There’s a process still involved. It’s encouraging to say the least.”

Which Ravens WR's will dress on Sunday against the Packers? (pick 5)
Total voters: 299
Torrey Smith (21%)
Marlon Brown (20%)
Jacoby Jones (18%)
Tandon Doss (19%)
Brandon Stokley (6%)
Deonte Thompson (16%)
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