Ellerbe sits out; Pitta, Ngata limited

Ellerbe sits out; Pitta, Ngata limited
January 24, 2013, 7:00 pm
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Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is the only Ravens player to not participate in practice Thursday, with starters tackle Haloti Ngata and tight end Dennis Pitta being limited.

Valuable for his ability to drop into coverage, Ellerbe missed three games because of his ankle late in the season. He also has back soreness, but it is unlikely that either will keep him from playing in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 vs. the San Francisco 49ers.

A knee problem isn't new for Ngata, who was slowed in the middle of the season and didn't regain his form until late. 

Pitta (thigh) didn't show any signs of having trouble walking in the locker room earlier in the day.

Asa Jackson (thigh) and David Reed (thigh), little-used special teams players, also had limited reps. 

Fourteen players who had ailments were full participants: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), DT Terrence Cody (foot), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (knee), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), S Bernard Pollard (ribs), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdominals), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles/biceps) and G Marshal Yanda (shoulder).

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