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Reed, Clayton doubtful to play for Ravens

Baltimore’s playoff hopes got a boost Thursday, but Friday hasn’t gone as well.

The Ravens listed safety Ed Reed (hip) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Lions, meaning he has a 75% chance of missing his second straight game. 

Starting wideout Mark Clayton (knee), tight end L.J. Smith (ankle), David Hale (head) are also doubtful. 

The defense will likely be without Reed, but may get Terrell Suggs back in the lineup.  He was upgraded from last week’s designation and is questionable.  Tackle Jared Gaither (foot), linebacker Jarret Johnson (back), and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney (back) are all questionable.

All six of Baltimore’s losses came against winning teams.  If that’s any indication, they should hold serve the next two weeks at home against the Lions and Bears.

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5 Responses to “Reed, Clayton doubtful to play for Ravens”
  1. rjgreen3 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:07 PM

    the ravens definately need ed reed; but clayhands can stay in the locker room! he can’t catch a cold in alaska!

  2. Ravenmaniac says: Dec 11, 2009 8:11 PM

    All six of Baltimore’s losses came against winning teams. If that’s any indication, they should hold serve the next two weeks at home against the Lions and Bears……
    Shouldnt that read …they should hold serve the next 4 weeks……oh wait, I forgot Oakland has been winning……
    OMG…I can’t believe LJ Smith is hurt….what a news flash….waste of money!!!

  3. slipkid says: Dec 11, 2009 8:30 PM

    i think balto can still run the table. they only way they bypass cincy is if cincy loses out and balto wins out, however.
    i cant give up the points on this one fast enough.

  4. habibfromnewdehli says: Dec 12, 2009 12:52 AM

    Typically, you lose to a winning team. When you lose, that means the team you were playing won.
    Clayton won’t be missed.
    If Flacco can’t get through this game without turning the ball over, then he needs to be benched.
    I’m going to this game for two reasons: to see Calvin Johnson in person, and in the hopes that Troy Smith will get some paying time, whether it be on trick plays, or in a blowout… either one works for me.

  5. RavensFreak00 says: Dec 12, 2009 10:25 AM

    The Ravens will be forced to give Demetrius Williams some playing time.

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