By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
1:34 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
One week after returning to practice, Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones continues to build confidence and strength in his sprained right knee.
Jones has missed the past four games after injuring his medial collateral ligament in the season opener when rookie safety Brynden Trawick accidentally crashed into him during a fair catch.
"Any time you get on the green between the white lines with your teammates, that's fun for me instead of sitting in the training room looking at four walls," said Jones, who was limited in practice last week. "We'll see how it goes this week in practice, step it up a notch and see what it takes. As long as I feel like myself out there and not favoring it and have faith in it and not baby it, that's the biggest thing.
"I think it's more mental than anything. You can fight through certain things. Just having the confidence, because if you keep babying it, you won't believe in it. I definitely have confidence."
Left offensive guard Kelechi Osemele said his back is loosening up after being forced to miss all but six snaps of Sunday's 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins due to back spasms.
"It's an on-and-off issue," Osemele said.
Osemele attributed the back problem partially to a soft hotel bed during the Ravens' trip to South Florida.
"One of the major things is the bed I sleep in has to be really firm," Osemele said. "It was a really soft bed. That's another thing that kind of throws my back out of whack. It was too soft. I can't be on soft mattresses. It's got to be firm."
Wide receiver Marlon Brown said his strained hamstring has improved and he's good to go for this week after being sidelined against the Dolphins.