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Baltimore Ravens Strategy and Personnel 2008-08-25


Baltimore Ravens Strategy and Personnel 2008-08-25
--Edgar Jones, a second-year player, has been switched from linebacker to tight end, reviving an offseason experiment that seemed to end before training camp.


"During the offseason, I took it as a joke," said Jones, who has also switched from No. 91 to No. 46. "They were working me in, so I didn't take it too seriously until coach (John) Harbaugh called me (three days ago) and told me they were moving me. Then I saw No. 46, so I took it real serious after that."

Jones, who led the nation in sacks in 2006 while playing defensive end-linebacker at Southeast Missouri State, said he played tight end and wide receiver at Rayville (La.) High.

--FS Jim Leonhard could start the regular-season opener for the Ravens if Ed Reed is sidelined with a shoulder injury. It's seeming more unlikely that Reed is going to be available. Leonhard has started every game for the Ravens this preseason.

--RB Le'Ron McClain is getting more looks at tailback, although he will still start at fullback. He led the Ravens in rushing in the third preseason game, gaining 41 yards on eight carries.

--The team placed two backups, RB P.J. Daniels (shoulder) and LB Prescott Burgess (wrist), on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

The Ravens also released FB Justin Green, a fifth-round pick in 2005 who had a presence on special teams. Because of the number of injuries, the Ravens needed to cut Green from the 80-man roster to add more depth at other positions.

ROOKIE REPORT: QB Joe Flacco (first round) played nearly the entire third preseason game and completed 18 of 37 passes for 152 yards with one touchdown pass and no interceptions. ... RB Ray Rice (second round) rushed for 20 yards on five carries in the third preseason game. ... LB Tavares Gooden (third round) returned from a hip injury to make two tackles in the third preseason game. ... WR Marcus Smith (fourth round) has had a strong camp and had one catch in the third preseason game.

INJURY REPORT:

--RB Willis McGahee hinted that he will miss the preseason but will be ready for the regular season. He recently had arthroscopic knee surgery. Even though he should be physically ready, it's still unsure whether he'll know the offense. He missed most of the offseason camps as well as training camp.

--TE Todd Heap is expected to miss the preseason but he will be ready for the regular season. Heap has been sidelined the entire preseason with a calf injury. His absence won't affect his standing in the offense. He is still the top playmaker in the passing game.

--NT Kelly Gregg is expected to miss the preseason but he will be ready for the regular season. He could play now but the Ravens don't want to risk him to injury. Gregg is a major reason why the Ravens stop the run so effectively.

--FS Ed Reed might not be ready to play in the regular-season opener. Coach John Harbaugh seemed less sure that the four-time Pro Bowl player will come back from a shoulder injury to play Sept. 7 against the Bengals. He would be replaced by Jim Leonhard.

--DT Haloti Ngata (knee sprain) missed his third preseason game but it's considered precautionary. He will start the regular-season opener.



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Added: August 25, 2008

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