Baxter may have to fill in at cornerback.

OWINGS MILLS - Baltimore Ravens free safety Gary Baxter will spend the majority of this week studying wide receivers instead of tight ends. He's likely to start at cornerback for Baltimore on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of Corey Fuller's groin and hamstring problems.

Fuller is listed as doubtful on the injury report, but might eventually be ruled out. He didn't practice Wednesday. "My prognosis?" Fuller said. "It ain't looking good. I heal pretty quickly, but my leg is pretty sore. I can't go crazy. I've got to be ready for the stretch run."

This would be Baxter's second start at cornerback this season. Will Demps would move into his free safety spot. Baxter intercepted his second pass of the year in the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Denver Broncos. "If they tell me to play corner, or safety or nickel, I just go in there," Baxter said. "I love to be at every spot. Sometimes, I feel like a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, but the great thing is how much I'm getting to learn about our defense by playing all these positions."

Nickel back Tom Knight was listed as questionable with a groin injury that kept him out Sunday. Knight practiced without aggravating the injury. "No setbacks," Knight said. "Obviously, the coaches are keeping Gary real busy so I want to ease his burden." Tight end Todd Heap (shoulder), running back Jamal Lewis (shoulder) and linebacker Bart Scott (leg) were all listed as probable. Rookie quarterback Kyle Boller, who played through a sprained, non-throwing shoulder last game, was removed from the injured list. "The shoulder feels a lot better this week," Boller said. "It's going to kind of be in the back of my head, but not as much as before. It kind of got fatigued during the game."

TRICK OR TREAT: Ravens receiver Travis Taylor reluctantly apologized for he and his wife, Rashidah, dressing up as embattled Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and the woman accusing Bryant of sexual assault. While attending the Ravens Gridiron Halloween Party, a charity event, Monday night, the costume of Taylor's wife allegedly said, "Three men in three nights," which refers to Bryant's accuser, according to a WBAL-TV report. "It's silly, man," Taylor said. "We were out there having fun. It was for a good cause. I have nothing against Kobe. If I offended anybody, I apologize."

PRACTICE MOVED: Because of rain showers, the Ravens moved their afternoon practice to M&T Bank Stadium.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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