In addition to a trio of starters in inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, cornerback Corey Graham and tight end Ed Dickson missing Wednesday’s practice, wide receiver and return specialist Jacoby Jones was also sidelined.
Jones was present during the portion of practice open to the media, but he apparently did not participate in the session. He was listed as dealing with an ankle injury that may stem from last Sunday’s 16-13 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers.
Ellerbe and Dickson are also battling injuries sustained from Sunday’s game. Ellerbe is trying to heal a sore right ankle, while Dickson is dealing with a sprained right knee. Graham did not practice because of an illness.
Five players were limited in practice. They were free safety Ed Reed (shoulder), strong safety Bernard Pollard (chest), wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh), defensive end Pernell McPhee (right thigh) and cornerback Chris Johnson (hamstring).
Four players fully participated. They were outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (right Achilles tendon), wide receiver Anquan Boldin (knee), tight end Dennis Pitta (neck) and nose tackle Terrence Cody (elbow).
The Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens’ opponent this Sunday, got a boost from the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who had missed the past two contests because of dislocated ribs and a sprained right throwing shoulder.
But four other starters did not practice. They were left tackle Max Starks (back), rookie right tackle Mike Adams (sprained ankle), left guard Willie Colon (knee) and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (sprained ankle).
Two starters in strong safety Troy Polamalu and wide receiver Antonio Brown fully participated. Polamalu has been sidelined for the past seven games with a strained right calf, while Brown has been sidelined for the past four contests because of a sprained ankle.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun