NFL/ RAVENS: Receiver Sammy Watkins and running back Latavius Murray missed practice on Wednesday for the Ravens, a sign that the team’s injury woes are still a significant factor after the bye week. Tight end Nick Boyle and cornerback Chris Westry were at practice. Those two have been designated to return from the injured reserve.
The AFC North-leading Ravens host the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday afternoon with coverage beginning at 12:30 on WNAV.
And Sad News, versatile Baltimore Colts running back Tom Matte has died. Matte spent his entire 12 years in the NFL with the Colts. During the 1965 season, in a memorable three-game stint, he filled in at quarterback. After scoring three touchdowns to carry Baltimore past Cleveland in the 1968 NFL title game, Matte became the first player to top 100 yards rushing in a Super Bowl, totaling 116 in a huge upset loss to Joe Namath and the New York Jets. Tom Matte was 82 years old. The Ravens confirmed Matte’s death during coach John Harbaugh’s news conference Wednesday without providing details.
Thursday Night Football: The Indianapolis Colts host the New York Jets…Coverage begins tonight at 8:00 on WNAV.