Ravens take further hits to secondary in Sunday's win


BALTIMORE — The Ravens secondary continued to be hammered by injuries Sunday with cornerback Asa Jackson and rookie safety Terrence Brooks both leaving the game with right knee injuries.
Brooks hurt his knee on the opening kickoff and did not return. Head coach John Harbaugh said after the 20-12 win over Jacksonville that the 2014 third-round pick would miss the rest of the season with an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament.
“Terrence Brooks does not look good,” Harbaugh said. “Terrence Brooks is at least a PCL — it might have been [a medial collateral ligament] in there, too, I think. So, he’ll be out for the year.”
Harbaugh did not have an update on Jackson, but he was unable to put any weight on his right knee after he was injured covering a sideline route in the third quarter. He was immediately helped to the locker room and didn’t return to the game.
Jackson was replaced by young cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who played well in the first action of his NFL career. After being inactive for four straight games upon being acquired in early November, Melvin finished the day with five tackles and a pass breakup.
“Melvin came in there and did a great job and played really well and was excited to get out and get a chance,” Harbaugh said. “The next guy has to step up, and they will. This is a team sport, and our guys have done a good job with that so far, and they’ll keep doing it.”


  1. Two to go,must win out to make the playoffs !!! If the offense does not start putting up some big numbers it won’t matter who is playing D.B. Squeak by wins will not cut it in the playoffs !!!

  2. It’s a small sample size but Melvin looked solid. I wish someone would explain to me why Matt Elam is still on this team. He may be the worse first round pick in Ravens’ history. He will be managing a Foot Locker store sooner than he ever expected.
    (L.J. — Elam has certainly been a major disappointment, but let’s not forget many people were calling Jimmy Smith a bust two years into his career. It’s fair to question why he continues to see time on the field, but there’s no way they should just jettison him from the roster this soon.)

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