Ravens confirm Lewis did not practice Wednesday

The Ravens, who are preparing for the

Cincinnati Bengals

this Sunday, confirmed in Wednesday’s injury report that inside linebacker

Ray Lewis

did indeed miss practice. Lewis, who was not reported to have suffered an injury in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to the

Seattle Seahawks

, was described as dealing with a foot injury.

It’s unclear how this injury will impact Lewis’ availability. Lewis has not missed a start since Dec. 30, 2007.


Defensive tackle

Arthur Jones

(head) and rookie running back

Anthony Allen

(thigh) also did not practice.

Wide receiver

Lee Evans

(left ankle) and inside linebacker

Dannell Ellerbe

(hamstring) practiced on a limited basis. Evans, who was limited last week, has missed seven consecutive games.

For the Bengals, four starters did not practice Wednesday. They were defensive end

Frostee Rucker

(knee), cornerback

Nate Clements

(knee), strong safety

Chris Crocker

(knee) and rookie wide receiver

A.J. Green

(hyperextended right knee).

Three key reserves – defensive tackle

Jonathan Fanene

(illness), cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones (groin) and free safety

Gibril Wilson

(ankle) – also did not practice.

Starting center

Kyle Cook

was limited by a foot injury, and defensive end

Carlos Dunlap

was limited by a balky hamstring.