Carr, Grubbs won't play vs. Jets



will be shorthanded at cornerback against the

New York Jets

Sunday night  after deactivating

Chris Carr


Carr’s ailing left hamstring flared up again, sidelining him for Friday’s practice after he had fully participated in Wednesday’s and Thursday’s sessions. His absence – along with that of rookie

Jimmy Smith

(high left

ankle sprain

) and

Domonique Foxworth

(right knee – injured reserve) leaves the defense with just four healthy cornerbacks in starters

Cary Williams


Lardarius Webb

and reserves

Danny Gorrer

and rookie

Chykie Brown


Gorrer could line up as the fifth defensive back in the Ravens’ nickel package or safety

Tom Zbikowski

could cover the Jets’ slot receiver, and

Bernard Pollard

could man the strong safety position usually occupied by Zbikowski.

The offense will also play without starting left guard

Ben Grubbs

, who will miss his third consecutive game due to strained ligaments in his toe. Grubbs practiced on a limited basis Thursday, but did not participate in Friday’s session.

Andre Gurode

, the five-time

Pro Bowl

center who started at left guard in last Sunday’s 37-7 shellacking of the

St. Louis Rams

, will start for Grubbs.

Starting wide receiver

Lee Evans

will sit out his second straight contest because of a left ankle injury. Rookie

Torrey Smith

, who caught five passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns in his


debut against the Rams, will start against New York.

The Ravens also scratched safety

Haruki Nakamura

(right posterior cruciate ligament), linebacker

Dannell Ellerbe

(hamstring) and wide receiver

David Reed

(left shoulder strain).

Outside linebacker

Sergio Kindle

will be active for the first time this season.

The Jets will play without three-time Pro Bowl center

Nick Mangold

. Mangold, who has been hobbled by a high right ankle sprain, will be replaced by rookie

Colin Baxter


New York also deactivated quarterback Kevin O’Connell, wide receiver

Logan Payne

, safety

Emanuel Cook

, running back

Bilal Powell

, fullback

Josh Baker

and defensive tackle

Kenrick Ellis