By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
12:39 PM EST, February 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS --
The Ravens conducted a final full-scale practice before Sunday night's Super Bowl at the New Orleans Saints' outdoor practice facility Friday.
The Ravens will have a walkthrough Saturday at the Saints' headquarters.
This marked retiring inside linebacker Ray Lewis' final full practice after 17 seasons.
Running back Ray Rice wore Lewis' No. 52 jersey and Lewis wore No. 1, according to a pool report.
Lewis didn't show any signs of emotion about the practice being his last as far as a full-scale workout.
“I didn’t even think of it,’’ Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “That’s not where Ray’s head is either, I’m sure. He’s thinking about the game. We all are."
The following players are probable on the injury report for Baltimore: Wide receiver Tandon Doss (high-ankle sprain), starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (toe, sprained right ankle back), cornerback Asa Jackson (hamstring), fullback Vonta Leach (right knee, ankle), Lewis (right triceps), outside linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (right knee), running back Bernard Pierce (bone bruise in right knee, thigh), tight end Dennis Pitta (inner thigh), wide receiver David Reed (hamstring), free safety Ed Reed (torn shoulder labrum), cornerback Jimmy Smith (sports hernia surgery) and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (right Achilles, torn right biceps).
All of the 49ers' players are listed as probable.
The Ravens practiced before the San Francisco 49ers, switching the order from the previous day. The practice was held on a clear day with mild winds and 63-degree temperatures.
Harbaugh gave the players advice to remain hydrated in the next two days before kickoff.
Harbaugh was pleased with how the workout went.
"It was an A-plus. A-plus-plus," he told the pool reporter. "We’re at the stage where we’re clicking on all cylinders and practicing very, very well. We’ve had a few assignment errors, but they’ve been corrected right away. I’m very pleased with how the week has gone.’’
As for the 49ers, they held an 80-minute indoor practice at the Saints' facility and ended 15 minutes early.
"We got everything done we normally do,’’ 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "There were only one or two repeats. The whole tempo was good in and out of the huddle and that might reflect that the most. There was good attention to detail and a crisp tempo.’’
The 49ers piped in simulated crowd noise, too.
"Normally, we would use the noise for just one side of the ball,’’ Harbaugh said. "If it’s a home game, we’d use it for the defense. If it’s a road game, we’d use it for the offense and special teams. But this is a neutral site.’’
Harbaugh praised the way quarterback Colin Kaepernick has handled the three days of work in New Orleans.
"Exemplary,’’ Harbaugh said. "That’s the way he always is since we’ve known him. This is always the way he handles himself: A plus, plus. He’s very focused on the game plan. He’s ready to go.’’
Linebackers Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith (shoulders) were limited for the third consecutive day, but are probable.
The 49ers will hold a walk through Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to conclude their preparation for Super Bowl XLVII. They also don’t plan to move hotels Saturday night.
"We’re staying at the hotel,’’ Jim Harbaugh said. "Unless we change our mind.’’
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