By Edward Lee
2:12 PM EDT, September 29, 2011
The Ravens welcomed back a trio of starters headlined by left guard Ben Grubbs.
Grubbs has sat out the team’s two past contests because of strained ligaments in his toe, but he took his usual place between left tackle Bryant McKinnie and center Matt Birk. Grubbs and Andre Gurode, who made his first career start at left guard last Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, rotated reps at left guard with the first offensive line.
Birk (left knee) and defensive end Cory Redding (toe on right foot) also returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session. Redding wore a brace on his right foot prior to practice.
Wide receivers Lee Evans (left ankle) and David Reed (left shoulder strain), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring strain), free safety Haruki Nakamura (posterior cruciate ligament in right knee) and rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith (high left ankle sprain) were absent during the portion of practice open to the media.
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