Wagner, J. Smith probable to play against Pittsburgh

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The Ravens listed right tackle Rick Wagner and cornerback Jimmy Smith as probable for Sunday’s home finale against Pittsburgh.
Wagner (knee) and Smith (thigh) both missed practice on Wednesday before participating fully in Thursday’s workout. The Ravens did not practice on Christmas Day and will wrap up preparations for the Steelers on Saturday.
Sidelined since last month with a back injury, wide receiver Marlon Brown was ruled out for Sunday and will miss his fifth consecutive game. It remains unclear why the Ravens haven’t elected to place the third-year wideout on injured reserve as he’s caught a career-low 14 passes for 112 yards this season.
Linebacker and special-teams standout Albert McClellan (ankle) was listed as doubtful after missing practices all week. He missed last Sunday’s loss to Kansas City after missing only one game in his previous two seasons combined.
Needing a win and a New York Jets loss to New England to clinch an AFC wild-card spot, the Steelers listed no player worse than probable on their final injury report.
The referee for Sunday’s game will be Craig Wrolstad.
The Ravens will wear their black jerseys for Sunday’s game after wearing their all-black uniforms in the Week 5 loss to Cleveland.
According to Weather.com, Sunday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 70s and winds up to 11 miles per hour.
Below is the final injury report for Sunday:
BALTIMORE
OUT: WR Marlon Brown (back)
DOUBTFUL: LB Albert McClellan (ankle)
PROBABLE: CB Jimmy Smith (thigh), OT Rick Wagner (knee), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury)
PITTSBURGH
PROBABLE: S Will Allen (non-injury), CB William Gay (non-injury), LB James Harrison (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (shoulder), TE Matt Spaeth (knee)