LANDOVER -- It was only a few minutes into the Baltimore Ravens' preseason finale before a starter suffered an injury.
Green didn't return and it's unclear whether he'll be available for the Ravens' Sept. 10 season opener against the Washington Redskins.
Afterward, Green said he could have returned if it had been a regular season game and stressed that he didn't think he would miss anytime.
TRAINING ROOM: The Ravens were already shorthanded heading into the fourth preseason game.
Cornerback Chris McAlister was held out of the game as a precautionary measure after missing a few practices with hip and thigh pain.
Plus, wide receiver Derrick Mason was a late scratch to rest his knee. Like McAlister, it isn't considered serious and both could have played if they had been needed.
Rimpf has been out since straining his hamstring early in training camp and
is a major candidate to be placed on injured reserve, which would end his season
before it ever started.
PUNTING UPDATE: Rookie Sam Koch, the team's sixth-round draft pick from
He boomed a 58-yard punt down to the Redskins' 12-yard line on his first try.
It's regarded as a forgone conclusion that Koch will win the job and that the Ravens will release veteran Leo Araguz. Koch's ability to kick off, too, could alleviate the need for kickoff specialist Aaron Elling.
QUICK HITS: The Ravens started Devard Darling at wide
receiver in place of Mason. … Nickel back Corey Ivy ran with the starters in
place of McAlister. … Fullback Ovie Mughelli took even more repetitions than
usual with Green out. ... Eight different Ravens caught passes in the first
half, led by rookie Demetrius Williams' two catches for
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for the Carroll County Times.