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Ravens rule out Evans for Sunday

Despite

Lee Evans

’ insistence that the wide receiver could start, the Ravens have ruled him out for Sunday’s road contest against the

St. Louis Rams

.

A left ankle injury that has troubled him since the preseason prevented Evans from practicing this week, and Evans joins wide receiver

David Reed

(left shoulder strain) and rookie cornerback

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Jimmy Smith
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(high left ankle sprain) as three players who will sit out Sunday’s game.

Evans’ absence could pave the way for rookie

Torrey Smith

to make his first career start. Fellow rookies

Tandon Doss

and

LaQuan Williams

could also be in the mix.

Despite missing three consecutive practices, starting left guard

Ben Grubbs

is listed as questionable. Grubbs did not play in Sunday’s loss to the

Tennessee Titans

after straining ligaments in his toe.

Cornerback

Chris Carr

, who was limited all week by a left hamstring injury, is also questionable.

Three starters in center

Matt Birk

(left knee), defensive end

Cory Redding

(toe) and nose tackle

Terrence Cody

are probable. Birk practiced fully for the second straight day, while Redding and Cody were limited for the second consecutive day.

For the Rams, running back

Steven Jackson

(strained left quadriceps) is listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis for the second straight day.

Starting outside linebacker

Ben Leber

(groin) is questionable, as are running back Carnell Williams (hamstring) and defensive end

C.J. Ah You

(wrist).

Starting wide receiver

Danny Amendola

is listed as doubtful even though he has not practiced this week because of a dislocated left

elbow

.

Tight end

Michael Hoomanawanui

(calf) and rookie wide receiver

Greg Salas

(ribs) are probable.

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