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Cundiff injury concerns Ravens

Kicker's calf injury has led to struggle on field goals. Terry McCormick

Print This December 20, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

There is a growing concern for the Baltimore Ravens about the status of kicker Billy Cundiff, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.

Cundiff has made just two of his past five field goal attempts and has not been able to practice for the past two weeks due to a calf injury. Cundiff's 36-yard miss in San Diego helped set the tone for a bad night for the Ravens in a 34-14 loss.

The Ravens toyed with the idea of signing Shayne Graham a couple of weeks ago, working him out and going so far as to have him on standby prior to last week's game against Indianapolis.

"We’ve got to look at that this week, because he hadn’t been able to practice the last couple of weeks and that maybe affected him a little bit. ... Nobody’s more frustrated right now than Billy with it. Obviously, that’s a real makeable kick, a kick that he had made in pregame. He had a really good pregame, and he had a good day the day before. So, we’re going to have to look at that really hard this week and try to make a good decision that way,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.

The situation is absolutely a cause for concern, because the Ravens (10-4) are battling for the AFC North title with Pittsburgh and the possibility of getting at least a first-round playoff bye, if not the top seed in the AFC playoffs. They can't afford any margin for error with things like missed field goals if they hope to make a deep postseason run.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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