Left guard Ramon Foster did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he was on the practice field when he needed to be Friday morning. If he had missed a third consecutive practice, Foster, who is dealing with an injured right hand, would have been unable to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

In Foster’s mind, there was never any doubt he would play.

“It’s Baltimore week,” Foster said. “I said Tuesday I was going to play.”

Foster injured his hand early in the loss to Chicago when he tried to pounce on a fumble. He did not break any bones, but the pain was so intense that it prevented him from re-entering the game.