Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Unlikely To Play Against Patriots With Ankle Injury

Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell will miss the game at New England Nov. 15 with a calf injury, head coach John Harbaugh confirmed after the team’s Nov. 13 workout, and cornerback Jimmy Smith is unlikely to play because of an ankle injury.

Smith did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful on the team’s final injury report. Harbaugh described Smith’s chances of playing as “low,” adding, “I would not be afraid to play Jimmy if he felt good enough. We’ll just have to see where that’s at.”

Running back Mark Ingram, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, had his first full practice in three weeks Nov. 13 and is listed as questionable. Ingram was limited in practice Nov. 11 and then did not practice Nov. 12.

Campbell suffered a calf injury early in the Ravens’ 24-10 win at Indianapolis Nov. 8. Harbaugh has said he did not think it was a serious injury, and the hope is that Campbell can return in a week or two.

Campbell has missed just six games in his 13-year career, and none since 2014.

In his first season with the Ravens, the five-time Pro Bowl pick leads the Ravens with four sacks — three of them coming in a win at Philadelphia — and has totaled 24 tackles. The 6-foot-8 Campbell is tied for the team lead in passes defensed with six.

Smith, meanwhile, has been a frequent occupant on the team’s injury list but has appeared in all eight games, providing much-needed stability and flexibility in a secondary wracked by injuries. The Ravens have four cornerbacks on injured reserve, and Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey missed last week’s game while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He has been cleared to play this week.

Smith, 32, has played some outside corner and has also played some safety this year, matching up at times with an opponent’s bigger tight ends. He has 23 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed through eight games.

“I think he’s playing at a Pro Bowl level,” defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale said earlier this week. “What he’s done, and the versatility that he’s shown us week in and week out, it’s been awesome.”

Ingram has missed the past two games with an ankle injury sustained at Philadelphia. After rushing for 1,018 yards last season, Ingram has 50 carries for 225 yards this year, as the Ravens have split up the work load roughly evenly among Ingram, Gus Edwards (75-328) and rookie J.K. Dobbins (52-297).

Ravens inside linebacker L.J. Fort (finger), who missed the Colts game, has been limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable, as is linebacker Matthew Judon, who missed one practice this week with a calf injury. Judon practiced fully Nov. 13, a good sign that he will be able to play against the Patriots.

For the Patriots, reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year cornerback Stephon Gilmore is one of 17 players listed as questionable.

Gilmore missed practice one day this week and was limited in two other workouts. Others on the lengthy Patriots injury list include a few former Ravens in safety Terrence Brooks, defensive lineman Lawrence Guy and defensive end John Simon.

Here is the full final injury report:


OUT: DE Calais Campbell (calf)
DOUBTFUL: CB Jimmy Smith (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: ILB L.J. Fort (finger), RB Mark Ingram (ankle), OLB Matthew Judon (calf)


OUT: None
QUESTIONABLE: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (groin), S Terrence Brooks (illness), LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), S Cody Davis (calf), DB Kyle Dugger (ankle), K Nick Folk (back), CB Stephon Gilmore (knee), DT Lawrence Guy (shoulder, elbow, knee), RB Damien Harris (ankle, chest), WR N’Keal Harry (concussion), TE Ryan Izzo (hamstring), CB Jonathan Jones (illness), G Shaq Mason (calf), DE John Simon (elbow), G Joe Thuney (ankle), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (knee, hand), T Isaiah Wynn (ankle)

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