BALTIMORE RAVENS wide receiver Anquan Boldin had surgery on his knee yesterday to repair slightly torn cartilage.
Coach John Harbaugh said the veteran wideout will miss the final 2 weeks of the regular season and be able to return for the playoffs. The Ravens will not reveal which knee is injured.
Dr. James Andrews is performing the procedure in Birmingham, Ala.
Lee Evans is slated to start with Boldin sidelined.
The 31-year-old Boldin has 57 receptions for 887 yards and three touchdowns this year.
"He's got a slight tear in his meniscus. It flapped up on him, I think it was Tuesday night after the walkthrough," coach John Harbaugh said. "It's 2 weeks and he'll be back for the playoffs, whatever round we happen to play in. It will be a little bit tighter if we have to play in the first round."
Harbaugh said former Pro Bowl placekicker Shayne Graham will kick in place of Billy Cundiff on Saturday against the Cleveland Browns.
Cundiff has been struggling with a left calf injury and has missed three of his five field goal attempts in December.
"We anticipate Shayne being the kicker this week," Harbaugh said. "Billy's dealing with his calf and Shayne's been practicing. Even if Billy was ready to go, and I still think he's nursing that thing back and he's not 100 percent, Shayne got the week of practice in, so we'll go with Shayne."
Cleveland placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve with a sprained right foot. He started eight games before getting hurt on Nov. 6 against Houston. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Ward will not need surgery "at this point."
The team also signed wide receiver Rod Windsor from the practice squad. With Jordan Norwood out with a concussion, the team needed another wide receiver for tomorrow's game in Baltimore.
* Miami interim coach Todd Bowles said tight end Anthony Fasano is questionable for tomorrow's game at New England because of a low-grade concussion.
Fasano, who didn't practice, has missed only three games in the past four seasons and is tied for the team lead this season with five touchdown catches.
* Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out practice to rest his sprained left ankle and will be a game-time decision when the Steelers face St. Louis tomorrow.
Roethlisberger said he would like to start. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said the team will wait as long as possible before determining whether Roethlisberger or veteran backup Charlie Batch will start.
* Buffalo and Rogers Communications have held talks to renew the Bills' annual series of games in Toronto, leaving the team's owner Ralph Wilson optimistic an extension will be reached before the current deal expires after next season. The current deal expires after the Bills play a preseason and regular-season game in Toronto next year.
The deal was reached in 2008 making the Bills the NFL's only team to play annual games outside the United States.