Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco
was absent from Wednesday’s practice with what the team said was an illness —
reportedly a cold that’s not expected to sideline him for this weekend’s game
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was asked if he expected Flacco back soon and said,
“I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Flacco, now in his seventh NFL season, has never missed a game. Not having him
around was strange to some teammates.
“It was weird,” said defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. “(Linebacker Terrell
Suggs) and I were thinking, like, we’ve never actually been at a practice
without Joe Flacco being out there. Whatever he has going on, I hope for all
the best for him.”
The Baltimore Sun reported Flacco’s illness was a cold that isn’t regarded as
Also missing practice for the 1-1 Ravens were defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan
(knee) and tackle Eugene Monroe (knee). Cornerbacks Asa Jackson (concussion)
and Lardarius Webb (back) were full participants in practice.