Ravens place DB Sams on injured reserve

Sep 12, 2007 - 11:49 PM OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday placed defensive back B.J. Sams on injured reserve, ending his season.

Sams, the club's primary punt returner who suffered a torn ACL in Monday's 27-20 season-opening loss at Cincinnati, was one of a host of injuries for the Ravens.

Perennial Pro Bowl left tackle Jonathan Ogden will be sidelined indefinitely with a toe injury, coach Brian Billick said Tuesday night on a Baltimore radio station.

Ogden, who missed the entire preseason with the injury, left Monday's game early in the second quarter.

Ferocious linebacker Ray Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, suffered a triceps injury early in the first quarter. He played the remainder of the contest with a wrap on his arm, saying afterward he had suffered a torn triceps.

On Wednesday, Lewis told the Baltimore Sun he suffered a strain and said there is no question he will play against the Jets.

"I don't see nothing changing with my status," said Lewis, who did not practice Wednesday. "Right now, I'm giving it some real good rest. It feels great. Is the pain there? Of course, but it is what it is. There's nothing torn. That's always a blessing."

The availability of starting quarterback Steve McNair also could be in doubt for this week's game against the Jets. He left Monday's game in the fourth quarter with a groin injury.

McNair did not practice Wednesday, although Billick told the Sun he was "very optimistic" the veteran quarterback will play Sunday.

McNair and Billick each told the newspaper it could be a game-time decision.

If McNair cannot go, backup Kyle Boller will get the start.

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