Ravens rule out Evans, Grubbs again for Cardinals


OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Trying to find their way offensively as the struggling Arizona Cardinals visit M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, the Ravens will once again be without starting wide receiver Lee Evans and left guard Ben Grubbs.
Grubbs has been sidelined since playing in the season-opening win against Pittsburgh while Evans hasn’t played since the Ravens’ loss in Tennessee. Both players attempted to practice in post-bye week leading up to the Oct. 16 game against Houston, but neither has practice since their respective injuries did not respond well to increased activity.
Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and running back Anthony Allen were also ruled out for the second straight week as they both recover from thigh ailments.
Despite giving Ravens fans a mild scare by sitting out Thursday’s practice and being a limited participant on Friday, safety Ed Reed was listed as probable on the final injury report of the week. Cornerback Chris Carr and safety Tom Zbikowski are also probable to make their returns to the field.
Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Zbikowski had finally been cleared for contact after suffering from symptoms related to a concussion sustained against the New York Jets on Oct. 2.
For Arizona, safety Kerry Rhodes has already been ruled out, but running back Beanie Wells is listed as questionable with a knee injury. According to sources in Arizona, Wells is unlikely to play, but the former Ohio State back has practiced on a limited basis the last two days.
Former Ravens tight end Todd Heap is also listed as questionable with a hamstring injury and has missed the Cardinals’ last two games. Heap was a limited participant in practice all week and is considered a game-time decision.
OUT: RB Anthony Allen (thigh), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), G Ben Grubbs (toe)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Danny Gorrer (thigh)
PROBABLE: CB Chykie Brown (illness), CB Chris Carr (thigh), S Ed Reed (neck), S Tom Zbikowski (head)
OUT: S Kerry Rhodes (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Early Doucet (quad), TE Jim Dray (pectoral), TE Todd Heap (hamstring), LB Joey Porter (knee), WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring), RB Beanie Wells (knee)
PROBABLE: CB Michael Adams (hand)