Ravens inside linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo downplayed the severity of a left knee injury sustained against the New England Patriots.

Ayanbadejo was on the sideline at practice Monday, but emphasized that he expects his knee to be fine.

"I feel good," Ayanbadejo said. "I should be all right. I should be good. It's part of football. You get dinged. Unfortunately, we have a Thursday game, but you just have to work through it."

Ayanbadejo was present at Tuesday's practice. He was dressed and ran a little during special teams, but did not appear to be inviting much contact from his teammates.

Offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained right calf) was also present. He was limited during Monday's walkthrough.

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