For the second consecutive day, none of the Ravens' players missed practice as they prepare for Sunday's season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
During individual drills, starting cornerback Lardarius Webb appeared to be still working his way back from the effects from a lower back injury that sidelined him for the entire preseason. Webb was able to cut and run normally, but he didn't seem to bend at the waist as well as his teammates while reacting to lower throws.
He underwent sports hernia surgery in the offseason and then experienced issues with his lower back on the second day of training camp.
Meanwhile, cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (chest contusion, lungs) and Asa Jackson (sprained right ankle) were moving well and able to cut sharply.
Running back Bernard Pierce and offensive tackle Jah Reid are practicing after suffering concussions during the preseason. Both players have passed mandatory baseline neurological exams under the NFL concussion testing protocol.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that his team's Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins continues to make a sound recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last year.
"Obviously, when a guy has an injury and comes back he's still working through it," Lewis said during a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "But he's done a nice job in the limited plays he's had in games and he's done a nice job in practice. He will continue to progress as he goes through and continues to keep playing football."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun