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Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said his chances for taking the field this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals are good.
When asked about his anticipation for Sunday on a scale of 1-10, Ngata gave it an “8 or 9.”
Ngata did not practice all week as he worked to recover from an ankle injury. On Thursday, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said he believed Ngata would play, but head coach John Harbaugh simply said, “There is a chance,” on Friday.
Ngata was listed as questionable on the final injury report, which means there is a 50 percent chance he will play.
In addition to Ngata, safeties Haruki Nakamura (chest) and Tom Zbikowski (illness) are also questionable.
The other concern for Baltimore was the status of long snapper Matt Katula, who did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of an elbow injury.
Katula participated on Friday and even uncorked some long snaps during field goal drills.
Katula is probably for Sunday, as are linebackers Prescott Burgess (illness) and Jarret Johnson (shoulder); tight end Todd Heap (ankle); cornerback Frank Walker (illness); and fullback Le’Ron McClain (shoulder).
For the Bengals, offensive tackle Andre Smith (foot) and safety Roy Williams (forearm) are questionable, while fullback Jeremi Johnson (knee), defensive tackle Tank Johnson (foot), safety Tom Nelson (shoulder) and running back Bernard Scott (knee) are all probable.