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Harbaugh says Ravens will list all injuries in the future

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Future Ravens injury reports could look like Russian novels.

On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh addressed the fine the team received from the league for failing to disclose safety Ed Reed’s shoulder injury on their injury report. The Ravens were fined $20,000 for not listing the injury, which came to light when Reed talked about having a torn labrum in his right shoulder in a radio interview. The Bills were previously fined for a similar violation and the league said this weekend that repeat violators could lose draft picks.

Harbaugh said he won’t put the team in that position because he’ll make sure every injury winds up on the list in the future. Harbaugh cited the league’s demand that teams list any “significant or noteworthy” injuries even if they aren’t expected to miss any time as rationale for compiling a long injury report.

“It’s pretty hard for us to determine who’s a significant player is and who’s not one,” Harbaugh said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t know how to do that. It’s one of the ways they write it in there. They say, ‘a significant player who has not missed any time should be on there.’ Well, in my mind, all 53 players are significant. I think every single guy is significant, so I’m not about to start saying, ‘Well, one guy is more significant than the other.'”

The Ravens had nearly full participation at practice in their return from their bye Monday, including nose tackle Haloti Ngata. We’ll find out Wednesday how many of those players practiced through injuries.

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24 Responses to “Harbaugh says Ravens will list all injuries in the future”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 29, 2012 4:35 PM

    “They’re all significant to me! Even Joe, uh…uhh….what’s his name, the long snapper. You know the guy I mean…”.

  2. kevo126 says: Oct 29, 2012 4:39 PM

    they should just list everyone on the 53 man roster. everyone is dealing with something…

  3. hawkforlife says: Oct 29, 2012 4:47 PM

    The Harbaugh brothers must have excuses written into their contracts. The more excuses the more dollars.

    Ed Reed must be surprised to learn that his coach doesn’t know he’s a significant player.

  4. stealthjunk says: Oct 29, 2012 4:47 PM

    I hate to defend the NFL knowing they can go overboard with stuff like this, but Harbaugh is completely twisting the story here. Reed did not have a sore muscle or a bruise on his skin — he had a serious injury (torn labrum) that even Reed admits was affecting his play. Thus, he should have been listed on the injury report — as simple as that. Also, Harbaugh twisted the NFL’s words to manufacture a stupid argument. The NFL said “significant injuries,” not “significant players.”

    Harbaugh and his staff should just take responsibility for not listing Reed (intentional or not — doesn’t matter) and move on instead of acting like babies who got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

  5. jpb12 says: Oct 29, 2012 4:47 PM

    He should’ve called Belichick for advice on placing 27 guys on the injury report.

    Hangnail + toe, not foot btw

  6. tommysaint1 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:09 PM

    What Goodell means is: The Vegas boys are worried about losing money, they lose money then the NFL could lose money. Please list all injuries so the guys in Vegas can get their money straight.

  7. richc111 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:09 PM

    I am really getting sick of the Harbaugh sisters whining all the time. I hope he is a smart ass and puts 30 guys on there and then the league fines them again for being a bunch of whiners. It will be nice to same slide out of the playoffs and hear them whine the whole way out.

  8. patriotinvasion says: Oct 29, 2012 5:18 PM

    Filthy CHEATERS! Patriots would be 6-2 if they knew Reed had a torn labrum. I want draft picks taken away and I want Arlen Specter to be dug up to call for hearings!

  9. Deb says: Oct 29, 2012 5:24 PM

    I’m sure Harbaugh knows Ed Reed is significant. However … it’s ridiculous for NFL and college coaches to provide details on player injuries to the public. The only reason the NFL requires coaches to hand this intelligence to their opponents in advance of gameday is to help bookies set their odds. And given how pompous the NFL has been about “protecting the shield” the league does not need to be in the business of facilitating gamblers. In the past, coaches went to great lengths to ensure the opposition didn’t know the exact details of player injuries so they’d have to prepare for multiple scenarios. That’s part of competing.

    The popularity of fantasy football requires that teams release a list of those who won’t be able to play, but no other details should be provided. And the names of those who will sit out shouldn’t be released until the day before the game.

  10. mancave001 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:25 PM

    The policy says significant injuries, not significant players who get injured. #duh

  11. profootballwalk says: Oct 29, 2012 5:32 PM

    When you’re in a hole, stop digging. Just shut your pie-hole and do what you’re told.

  12. kacapaco says: Oct 29, 2012 5:35 PM

    May be this is the reason why Patriots injury list is 15-20 every wk while others list 5-10 players.

  13. discosucs2005 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:36 PM

    See the name “Harbaugh” click on it thinking I’m going to read an article about my 49ers.

    Read the rest of the article and feel ridiculous.

  14. beretta96d says: Oct 29, 2012 5:48 PM

    Goodell is turning the league into a complete disaster. They want all injuries reported fine. List all 53 and keep it vague. Upper body injury, or lower body injury.

  15. jeffa43 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:52 PM

    So this is where the “old & slow” commenters hang out…

    All week, RG3 will show the age of Pit….

    Hmmm… Find a new rant Balt.

  16. getyourownname says: Oct 29, 2012 6:01 PM

    jeffa43 says:Oct 29, 2012 5:52 PM

    So this is where the “old & slow” commenters hang out…

    All week, RG3 will show the age of Pit….
    ************************
    Good call.

    Skins fans, back to reality.

  17. keeppounding says: Oct 29, 2012 6:56 PM

    Ed Reed is a significant player and a torn labrom is a significant injury. Why don’t we all just line up and you slap us in the face.

  18. ppdoc13 says: Oct 29, 2012 7:52 PM

    @discosucks – John was an nfl head coach winning playoff games while Jim was still playing around with college learning the trade. Respect thy elders….

  19. kilo0986 says: Oct 29, 2012 8:39 PM

    2000* and….. oh wait thats the only super bowl win!! Lol!!!

  20. yyyass says: Oct 29, 2012 9:33 PM

    @PPDOC……..@discosucks – John was an nfl head coach winning playoff games while Jim was still playing around with college learning the trade. Respect thy elders….
    ____________________
    pp….The Ravens have won what they’ve won with a stellar defense built before Harbaugh arrived, in spite of Harbaugh’s inadequacies as coach and Flacco as a field leader. That window is now closed and they are both being exposed for the merely average people they are.

  21. mrcogburn says: Oct 29, 2012 9:58 PM

    Never seen histrionics like these Harbaugh gals put on every week. Must have been spoiled as kids.

  22. j0esixpack says: Oct 30, 2012 12:40 PM

    How is an honest mob bookie supposed to make a living if coaches won’t follow Goodell’s directive to reveal all injuries?

    I’d for that matter, how are the Saints supposed to accurately target injured players for their bounties?

    Player safety is important to Goodell, but not at the risk of an inaccurate Las Vegas line.

  23. sudz28 says: Oct 31, 2012 6:57 AM

    Sounds like he’s ready to go join the Saints coaching staff with his relative disregard for league rules. What a chump, no class organization the Ratbirds are.

  24. randallflagg52 says: Oct 31, 2012 3:09 PM

    sudz28 says:Oct 31, 2012 6:57 AM

    Sounds like he’s ready to go join the Saints coaching staff with his relative disregard for league rules. What a chump, no class organization the Ratbirds are.

    ==================================

    Wasn’t your team docter just charged with distributing steroids and pain killers to players? And the Ravens have no class or regard for the rules?

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