Redding Practices, Ready To Play

Paul Kruger is out of practice and waiting to see how his knee responds to treatment.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Cory Redding wasn’t listed on Wednesday’s injury report, and the veteran defensive end is expecting to play Sunday versus the Denver Broncos.

It’s especially welcomed news considering Baltimore’s defensive line was looking a bit thin after Paul Kruger, who stepped in for Redding against the Steelers, is out with a knee injury.

“I’m a green light and ready to go [for Sunday's game],” Redding said after Wednesday’s practice. “I’m feeling good.”

Redding suffered a concussion during the Ravens’ Sept. 26 game against the Cleveland Browns. He went through a limited practice last Thursday, but did not practice on Friday and was inactive for the Pittsburgh game.

While Redding was thrilled with his progression, Kruger is less pleased. After being active for his first game this season, Kruger joined wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth (foot), linebacker Tavares Gooden (shoulder) and tackle Jared Gaither (back) as those out of Wednesday’s practice.

During his weekly radio show, Head Coach John Harbaugh said he expects Kruger to miss at least two weeks with his knee strain. Kruger said he wasn’t sure if he would be back before the team’s Oct. 31 bye.

“It’ll just be [based on] how my body reacts,” Kruger said. “It’s frustrating, it’s hard. I want to get back as soon as I can. We’ll see how it goes.”

Linebacker Edgar Jones (thigh) was a limited participant while tight end Todd Heap (shoulder), fullback Le’Ron McClain (shoulder) and running back Ray Rice (knee) were all full participants.

Of note for Denver, Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey did not practice, but it wasn’t injury related. Running backs Spenser Larsen (ankle) didn’t practice and running back Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) was limited.

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