Saturday notebook: Ogden update, etc.

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens All-Pro offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden said Saturday that he expects to probably be a game-time decision heading into Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 10-time Pro Bowl selection practiced five times this week without incident while recovering from a hyperextended left big toe. He didn't have his left foot taped up over the past two days.

Although listed as questionable on the injury report, Ogden seems to be closing in on his goal of being able to play in the season opener after missing the entire offseason and presason. He remained coy about whether he's likely to play.

"Do I feel great? No," Ogden said. "Do I feel better than I've been feeling? Yes.

"I'm not equipped to answer all questions right now about my toe. I don't begrudge you guys at all. Don't begrudge me for not answering."

If Ogden is sidelined, Adam Terry would shift back to his natural left tackle spot and rookie Marshal Yanda would start in his place at right tackle.

Ravens coach Brian Billick stuck to his stance of not commenting on Ogden's status, just saying: "We're going forward."

ANDERSON ABSENT: Backup running back Mike Anderson missed practice for personal reasons for the second day in a row and is unlikely to make the trip to Cincinnati, according to Billick.

Anderson's situation means the Ravens will only have two tailbacks against the Bengals with starter Mike Anderson and third-down back Musa Smith.

"Mike has some personal things he has to attend to," Billick said. "It will make it tough for him to go Monday night."

QUICK HITS: Defensive end Trevor Pryce said his back isn't a cause for concern. He's listed as questionable, but has been practicing. "Put in the paper that I'm okay," Pryce said. "The coaches tell me I'm all right, so I'll be all right." ... The team didn't make any changes to its Saturday injury report. ... Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle is prepared for a noisy greeting from Bengals All-Pro receiver Chad Johnson, a longtime friend he grew up with in Miami Beach . "That's my boy for life," Rolle said. "I'm truly proud of him. He's turned into a great receiver. I can honestly say he's always been like this before he became famous. He's not putting on a show. He's being himself. I think he's good for the game." ... The Bengals chose veteran Pro Bowl offensive tackle Willie Anderson with the 10th overall pick in 1996, six selections after Ogden became the Ravens' inaugural draft choice. Both players have had long, distinguished careers. The blockers are two of 10 players from the first-round class of 1996 that are still playing. They are among two of four players remaining with their original teams along with Ray Lewis and Marvin Harrison. "I've definitely followed Jonathan's career," Anderson said. "I'm surprised that he's followed mine. At one time, I didn't think he did. It surprised and humbled me."

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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