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Ravens' Suggs questionable to return

2:07 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs figures to be a game-time decision for a second straight week when the current AFC North leaders host the Denver Broncos this coming Sunday.

Suggs, the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is making his way back from a torn biceps he suffered during Baltimore's 23-20 home loss to Pittsburgh on Dec. 2. The standout pass rusher was a full participant for a second straight practice on Friday, though he's listed as questionable on the team's final injury report.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection was also questionable coming into last Sunday's matchup at Washington, but was ultimately held out as a precaution in Baltimore's 31-28 overtime defeat to the Redskins.

"There was just too much on the line to chance it, especially with my arm," Suggs said on Thursday about the decision to deactivate him last week. "I thought I would hinder the team by playing last week. It feels good this week, and we'll just have to see come Sunday."

The status of inside linebacker Ray Lewis is also uncertain for Sunday's clash against the AFC West champion Broncos. The esteemed defensive leader is eligible to be activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list this week and returned to practice prior to the Washington game.

Lewis has not played since incurring a triceps tear in a game against Dallas in Week 6.

Baltimore had already ruled out fellow inside linebacker Jameel McClain, who injured his neck against the Redskins, while counterpart Dannell Ellerbe is considered questionable to come back from a sprained ankle that's sidelined him the past two weeks.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, who's missed Baltimore's last four contests after undergoing groin surgery last month, is also questionable despite putting in a third consecutive third practice on Friday.

Other notable Baltimore players given questionable tags for Sunday's tilt include guard Marshal Yanda (ankle), safety Bernard Pollard (chest), fullback Vonta Leach (ankle) and defensive end Arthur Jones (shoulder). Tight end Ed Dickson is listed as doubtful and is likely to sit out a third straight week due to a knee sprain.

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