Friday Team Notes

TRAINING ROOM: Offensive tackle Ethan Brooks (knee) was upgraded from doubtful to questionable along with fullback Ovie Mughelli (hamstring). <br><br> Center Mike Flynn (broken collarbone) and tight end Todd Heap (ankle) are out. Wide receiver Travis Taylor (groin) is doubtful and won't play.

Nickel back Deion Sanders (hamstring), nose guard Kelly Gregg (knee) and linebacker T.J. Slaughter (hamstring) remain questionable, but all three practiced during a padded session.

Sanders appears likely to be available based on Ravens coach Brian Billick's projections for his playing time.

"We are back to 25-30 snaps depending on how much they play three-wides," Billick said. "I'm very patient. He may be impatient. Great players always want to make a big impact.

"He has a great demeanor. He knows what this team is about, what his job is and what he needs to get done."

The Chiefs added defensive tackle Ryan Sims (ankle) and cornerback Eric Warfield (back) to their injury report with probable listings.
DUCK DERBY: Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will host the second annual Great Maryland Duck Derby Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville. Proceeds go toward the Ray Lewis Foundation to assist at-risk youth. For more information, call 410-576-8343 or visit

SHOWMEN: Chiefs running back Priest Holmes pointed out the flamboyant dance steps of Ray Lewis and Deion Sanders when asked about Monday night's game during a conference call.

"Ray Lewis is going to come out and he's going to put on his show during the beginning of the game," said Holmes, a former Raven. "He's going to dance. He's going to have Prime Time there, and he's probably going to be dancing with him.

"For the most part, he's got to go in there and buckle up, get strapped and be ready to play some football. Because on Monday night, anybody can put their face on that trailer."

QUICK HITS: The Ravens are 40-2 under Billick when they have a positive turnover margin. … The Ravens' next three opponents have a combined 1-7 record. … Former Ravens defensive tackle Lional "Jelly" Dalton has 10 tackles, two for losses for Kansas City. … The Chiefs have been penalized 26 times for 243 yards.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.

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