By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
1:41 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
Two defensive starters coming off injuries displayed signs of progress during the Ravens' first organized team activities Wednesday.
Although cornerback Lardarius Webb and inside linebacker Jameel McClain didn't take part in team drills, both were on the field for individual drills at the Ravens' training complex.
Webb tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last October against the Dallas Cowboys. He backpedaled and cut without any noticeable difficulty, but was clearly not full speed and is wearing a knee brace.
Webb has previously told The Baltimore Sun that he's ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and will definitely make a full recovery for the regular season.
McClain is coming off a spinal cord contusion. Although he hasn't been granted full medical clearance, the fact that he's back on the field is an encouraging sign.
Defensive end Pernell McPhee was participating fully after undergoing offseason groin surgery.
Nose guard Terrence Cody attended the practice after having groin surgery this spring, but wasn't dressed or doing any drills.
Offensive guard Jah Reid was on the field after ending last season on injured reserve after having toe surgery.
Second-round inside linebacker Arthur Brown and veteran linebacker Albert McClellan are dressed for practice, but weren't taking part in full-team drills.
Tight end Ed Dickson, who's not listed as having signed his restricted free agent tender, practiced.
The workouts are voluntary, so attendance isn't mandatory and several veterans were absent.
That included outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive linemen Haloti Ngata and Chris Canty, offensive guard Marshal Yanda, fullback Vonta Leach and Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones.
Jones is expected to return to Baltimore as soon as this week after finishing third in the "Dancing With the Stars" competition.
Established players traditionally attend at least one organized team activity as well as the mandatory full-team minicamp. The Ravens' full-team minicamp is June 11 to June 13.
Among those practicing today: running back Ray Rice, wide receiver Torrey Smith, quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Bernard Pierce, tight end Dennis Pitta, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, free safety Michael Huff and defensive lineman Arthur Jones.