Jimmy Smith, Ben Watson return to practice for Ravens ahead of Sunday's game vs. Raiders


Jimmy Smith, Ben Watson return to practice for Ravens ahead of Sunday's game vs. Raiders
  1. Jimmy Smith, Ben Watson return to practice for Ravens ahead of Sunday's game vs. Raiders
    events.baltimoresun.com
    The Ravens got some good news on the injury front Friday as top cornerback Jimmy Smith and leading receiver Benjamin Watson returned to practice ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Oakland Raiders. Smith, who is dealing with an Achilles injury, and Watson, who has a calf issue, had missed p…
    American football

The Ravens got some good news on the injury front Friday as top cornerback Jimmy Smith and leading receiver Benjamin Watson returned to practice ahead of Sunday’s road game against the Oakland Raiders.

Smith, who is dealing with an Achilles injury, and Watson, who has a calf issue, had missed practice the previous two days. The final injury report comes out late Friday. However, that Smith and Watson are on the practice field bodes well for their availability for Sunday’s game.

Watson missed practice last Wednesday and Thursday as well and played against the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching five balls for 43 yards.

The only two Ravens missing from the practice field Friday were defensive tackle Brandon Williams and rush linebacker Terrell Suggs. Williams remains sidelined with a foot injury and will miss his third consecutive game Sunday.

Suggs is believed to be getting a veteran’s day off as he didn’t practice last Friday either.

Vote in the 2017 Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown poll Vote in the 2017 Ravens RISE High School Football Showdown poll

Tight end Maxx Williams returned to practice Friday for the first time since he hurt his ankle in a Week Two victory over the Cleveland Browns. Williams did some individual work and then went inside when the team drills started. He’s not expected to play Sunday, but his presence on the field is an indication that he could be nearing a return.

Cornerback Jaylen Hill (hamstring) and safety Anthony Levine Sr. (thigh), who have been limited this week, were also on the field Friday. Levine is expected to face the Raiders, but Hill might be given another week of practice before he makes his NFL regular-season debut.

  1. Week 5 injury report: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

    Thevikingage.com - American football
    10.07 / 20:16 thevikingage.com
    There is good news on the injury report this week for the Minnesota Vikings heading into Week 5 to take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. For three weeks now, the Minnesota Vikings have turned to backup quarterback Case Keenum to steer the ship as the starter. Now, there is hope that Sam […] Week 5 injury report: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and…
  2. Iowa State's Joel Lanning plays both ways vs. Oklahoma

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Iowa State's Joel Lanning played both offense and defense against No. 3 Oklahoma. Lanning started the game at middle linebacker, then entered the game at quarterback with about four minutes left in the first quarter. With Oklahoma ahead 24-13 at halftime, Lanning had 25 yards passing, 18 yards rushing and three tackles. His role changed because starting quarterback Jacob Park went on leave for undisclosed medical reasons. Lanning became the first Iowa State player s…
  3. No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant threw for 200 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an ankle injury as the second-ranked Tigers defeated Wake Forest 28-14 on Saturday to move to 6-0 for a straight season. There was no immediate word on the severity of Bryant's injury. He left the game in the third quarter after Travis Etienne's 1-yard touchdown run put Clemson ahead 21-0. Trainers looked at Bryant's ankle and took him into the sideline medical tent. Bryant tested h…
  4. No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs run for 423 yards, rout Vandy 45-14

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and fifth-ranked Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-14 Saturday despite missing three players from the Bulldogs' stingy defense. Georgia (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) continued its best start since 2012 when the Bulldogs reached the SEC championship. The Bulldogs also avenged a 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt last year by beating the Commodores for the 20th time in the past 23 games in this series. Georgia ran through and o…
  5. McSorley, Barkley lead Penn State over Northwestern 31-

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half, and No. 4 Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday. McSorley completed 25 of 34 passes. He threw a 10-yard touchdown to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth. Barkley scored on a 1-yard leap and 53-yard dash in the third quarter to make it 24-0. The Heisman Trophy candidate finished with 75 yards r…
  6. Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put Iowa State ahead with 2:19 left in the fourth quarter and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 upset of No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday. The loss snapped Oklahoma's nation-leading 14-game win streak and the Sooners' 18-game winning streak against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. It was just Iowa State's second victory against O…
  7. Joe Thomas explains why tanking doesn’t make sense in NFL

    Yardbarker.com - American football
    10.07 / 18:04 yardbarker.com
    The Cleveland Browns are one of a handful of teams that have a great shot at landing the top overall pick in next year’s draft, but veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas finds it laughable that fans think an NFL team would lose games on purpose.Many believe USC quarterback Sam Darnold is a can’t-miss NFL prospect — one that is so good rebuilding teams would tank for him. Thomas said that is never a good idea in football.“It’s always fun for fans and the media to have that narrative because i…
  8. Jordan Jenkins: Jets 'not complacent' after winning two in a row

    Islanderspointblank.com - Jets
    10.07 / 18:01 islanderspointblank.com
    As the Jets head into Week 5's matchup against the Browns, the team is looking to improve in all facets of the…
  9. Wayne Gallman ready to take over Giants' backfield

    Islanderspointblank.com - Giants
    10.07 / 18:01 islanderspointblank.com
    Giants rookie RB Wayne Gallman is ready to take over the backfield if called upon to start against the Chargers…
  10. Bills promote Mabin from practice squad; cut Philly Brown

    Wkrg.com - American football
    10.07 / 17:40 wkrg.com
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have promoted cornerback Greg Mabin from the practice squad and released receiver Philly Brown, &…
  11. Bills promote Mabin from practice squad; cut Philly Brown

    Wjtv.com - American football
    10.07 / 17:40 wjtv.com
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have promoted cornerback Greg Mabin from the practice squad and released receiver Philly Brown, &…
  12. No. 5 Georgia LB Patrick misses game after marijuana arrest

    Wjtv.com - American football
    10.07 / 17:40 wjtv.com
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Starting linebacker Natrez Patrick didn’t travel with the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs after his second arrest on m&#…
  13. Iowa State’s Joel Lanning plays both ways vs. Oklahoma

    Wjtv.com - American football
    10.07 / 17:40 wjtv.com
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Iowa State’s Joel Lanning played both offense and defense against No. 3 Oklahoma. Lanning started the game at middle li&…
  14. HOOS LIFE: Kurt Benkert: The Art of the Long Ball

    Virginiasports.com - American football
    10.07 / 16:42 virginiasports.com
    This feature story on Kurt Benkert appears in today's free gameday…
  15. HOOS LIFE: Jordan Ellis: Actions Speak Louder than Words

    Virginiasports.com - American football
    10.07 / 16:42 virginiasports.com
    This gameday feature on Jordan Ellis appears in today's free gameday…
  16. HOOS LIFE: Olamide Zaccheaus: A Man of the People

    Virginiasports.com - American football
    10.07 / 16:42 virginiasports.com
    This gameday feature on Olamide Zaccheaus appears in today's free gameday…
  17. Ravens vs. Raiders: Week 5 game time, TV and more

    Events.baltimoresun.com - American football
    10.07 / 16:11 events.baltimoresun.com
    Here’s what you about the Week 5 game between the Ravens (2-2) and Oakland Raiders (2-2). Time: 4:05 p.m. Sunday Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. TV: Chs. 13, 9 (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl) Coverage map: Stream: CBS All Access Radio: WBAL (1090 AM) and 98 Rock (97.9 FM) (…
  18. Packers vs Cowboys: Great NFL rivalry is renewed

    Blog.beaumontenterprise.com - American football
    From Lombardi and Landry through Reggie and Brett, Troy and Emmitt. From the tundra of Lambeau to the gap in the Texas Stadium roof to Jerry's palace. Packers-Cowboys has been one of the NFL's most entertaining and meaningful rivalries for decades. Whether it was the Ice Bowl or A-Rod's impromptu pass to Jared Cook, people (and players and coaches) remember these matchups. They'll be back at it on Sunday when Green Bay (3-1) visits Dallas (2-2). "Ahhh, yeah," says Packers receiver Jordy…
  19. Six teams on upset alert for NFL Week 5

    Yardbarker.com - American football
    10.07 / 15:01 yardbarker.com
    As the slate of Week 5 NFL games kick off, we should see some teams favored to win fall short of expectations. Could the last-place team in the AFC North actually win its first game? There are plenty of reasons to expect its defense can take advantage of a weak opponent.On a west coast road trip, don’t count out a bumbling Baltimore Ravens squad just yet. They might just surprise no matter who is at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. Also out west, how many yards and points will the S…
  20. Will Ben Roethlisberger’s regression lead to doom for the Steelers?

    Yardbarker.com - American football
    10.07 / 15:01 yardbarker.com
    Through the first quarter of the 2017 season, Pittsburgh Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger simply hasn’t been the same player. It might not show in the team’s AFC North-best 3-1 record, but Big Ben’s regression has been more than eye-opening.Heck, it might not even show up in the basic stats. Roethlisberger is completing 63 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also on pace to put up over 3,800 passing yards for an offense that ranks in the middle of …