Hollywood absent from practice but Harbaugh says "No, he'll play."

Big Bad Morning Show
September 06, 2019 - 7:25 pm

By: Gabrielle DiPaula

OWINGS MILLS - Thankfully, the preseason has finished and week 1 is finally here.  The Ravens looking clear health wise in the beginning of the week. With one player limited one Wednesday, they ended with four on the "questionable" list on Friday.  

  Brandon Carr was listed as "limited" on Wednesday but was a full participant on Thursday.  WR and No. 1 pick Marquise Brown was noted on the injury report as a full participant on Thursday.  

John Harbaugh mentioned on Monday that Brown was "full-go." "Yes. He is full-go.  He's a rookie.  He hasn't had a lot of reps.  He's going to have to get up to speed quickly.  We'll have to be vigilant in what we ask him to do, things that he can do well.  It'll be a challenge for them, too, to cover him.  He's really fast.  He has great hands.  That's the challenge the other way."  

Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman was asked if it would be a process working him into the gameplan full-time. “Yes. Really, no different than many teams, we start the season, and it’s really a race to get better throughout the entire course of the season. We’re trying to come out here today and get better – that’s everybody, and certainly Marquise as well. It’s good to have him in the fold, and we’re just going to probably play that by ear a little bit and see how it goes, but he’s been responding well since he’s been out here.”

Not only is Marquise Brown a "full go" but so is back up quarterback Robert Griffin III, who suffered a thumb injury during the practice at M&T Bank Stadium on July 27.  Although Griffin could not fully participate in camp, he made it a priority to be present and be ready for week 1.  

"I mean I could lie to you and say that they told me to do that but that’s not what happened.  Really the guys thought I was gonna just stay inside, most guys whenever something happens to them and they know they're gonna be out for a while they don’t want to stand out in the sun and go through the motions.  I decided not to go through the motions so I talked with Coach Harbaugh and Coach James Urban and asked them if I could still just go to practice and still suit up, put the shoulder pads on cause I wanted to go through camp.  At this point of my career I know how important camp it is and I probably got more reps doing the shadow reps and the throws then I would have in practice anyway because now I'm shadowing everybody and not just the 2 or 3 reps that I can scrape of  the plate during practice.

 "It was good my body feels fresh. Coach talked to me about the fact that I didn’t go through camp and didn’t go truly  through the preseason that my body is a little bit fresher, and I feel good and he was right.  I feel good about everything.  I'm thankful that they let me because I didn't want to be a distraction.  I just wanted to get my work in." 

Griffin decided to follow the motions of going through reps as if he was fully practicing. One of the first days following the injury, he did make an attempt to throw with his left hand, that only lasted about one day. 

Marquise Brown (foot), CB Brandon Carr (hip), CB Cyrus Jones (finger), FB/DL Patrick Ricard (foot), are listed as "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.  Cyrus Jones has been one of the main punt returners for the Ravens during preseason and was also fielding punts at Friday's practice.   Brown was absent from practice on Friday, but was listed as a "full participant" on Thursday.  Carr was listed on the injury report as "limited" on Wednesday but was a full participant both Thursday and Friday. 

Miami also has a list of "questionable" players on Sunday: CB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DE Charles Harris (wrist), LB Trent Harris (foot), G Danny Isidora (hamstring), S Bobby McCain (shoulder) and WR Albert Wilson (hip).  Bademosi, Isidora, McCain, and Wilson have all been limited at practice this week.  Charles Harris has been a full participant with Trent Harris a new name on the list.