Matt Birk’s absence Monday was chalked up to him taking advantage of the Ravens’ tradition of giving players 30 years and older the option of taking the day off. But the 15-year center was not present during the first 45 minutes of Tuesday’s session at the team’s training complex in Owings Mills.
It’s unclear what is plaguing Birk, who does have a history of leg and knee issues since joining the team for the 2009 season. Coach John Harbaugh is scheduled to address the media after practice.
Offensive tackle Ramon Harewood returned to practice for the first time since rolling his ankle last Thursday. Rookie wide receivers Tommy Streeter (unspecified) and Devin Goda (left arm) also participated after sitting out Monday’s session.
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe practiced with his left thigh wrapped.
Matt Birk absent for second straight practice
Ravens center not present during first 45 minutes of Tuesday's session; Upshaw, Kemoeatu also absent