January 2, 2009

Ravens hurting before playoff game

The Baltimore Ravens put 12 players on their injured list Friday and all are questionable for Sunday's AFC wild card playoff contest at Miami.

Among the biggest names are wide receiver Derrick Mason and safety Ed Reed.

Mason, the team's leading receiver (80 catches for 1,037 yards, five touchdowns) missed practice Friday with a shoulder injury after being limited in Thursday's workout.

Reed has been limited the last two days and skipped Wednesday's practice because of a nagging thigh injury.

The six-year veteran from Miami-Florida, an AFC Pro Bowl choice, led the NFL this season with nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.

Other starters listed as questionable include wide receiver Mark Clayton (knee), tight end Todd Heap (back), cornerbacks Samari Rolle (ankle/foot) and Fabian Washington (toe), linebacker Jarret Johnson (calf), guard Chris Chester (back), backup running back Ray Rice (lower leg injury), defensive lineman Justin Bannan (foot) and placekicker Matt Stover (ankle).