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Ravens Report No Injuries

Center Matt Birk and quarterback Tyrod Taylor were not on the first injury report.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink, Week 1 vs Steelers

Looks like the Ravens will take a healthy roster into their rivalry game versus Pittsburgh.

Baltimore didn’t list anybody on its first injury report of the season – not center Matt Birk (knee), not quarterback Tyrod Taylor (shoulder), not Lee Evans (leg), not cornerback Chris Carr (hamstring).

Thus, it appears that the Ravens will be able to start Birk instead of the newly-signed Andre Gurode.

Also, Baltimore perhaps doesn’t have a pressing need to sign a backup quarterback, as some thought they would after Taylor was slammed into the Georgia Dome turf last Thursday. Head Coach John Harbaugh again endorsed Taylor as his backup quarterback Wednesday.

The contusion was to Taylor’s non-throwing shoulder, so he has been able to work as usual this week in practice.

Evans, who was in a walking boot last week, returned to practice over the weekend and should be good to go on the outside.

Carr saw limited action this preseason; he started the first game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but sat out two of the other three games. The veteran said the time off won’t affect him.

“I feel good,” Carr said. “Whatever they want me to do I’ll be ready for.”

The Steelers reported three injuries. Rookie linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) did not practice, while wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) and rookie tackle Marcus Gilbert (concussion) were limited.

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