Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Dennis Pitta, two key players that continue to nurse injuries, practiced yesterday in preparation of Sunday’s Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers, according to Peter King of SI.com.
"I'm definitely playing in this game," Ellerbe said at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.
King notes that it’s unlikely that either Ellerbe or Pitta miss Sunday’s matchup with the 49ers, but it is still encouraging to see the duo participate in practice at full capacity.
Ellerbe has been hampered by an ankle injury, while Pitta has dealt with a thigh problem. Both showed no signs of limping during Wednesday’s practice.
Ellerbe accounted for 92 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two forced fumbles during the regular season, and he intercepted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game.
In his third year with the Ravens, Pitta caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season. He’s caught 10 passes for over 100 yards and two touchdowns this postseason.