Of the seven players absent from the portion of Ravens practice open to the media on Thursday, the most notable one was defensive end Timmy Jernigan, who was out with what the team described as a shoulder ailment.
Jernigan, who ranks second on the defense in sacks (five) and fifth in tackles (26), practiced fully Wednesday and was not listed on the team’s injury report.
Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was also not present. He participated on a limited basis Wednesday due to a thigh ailment.
Three players who did not practice Wednesday were also absent Thursday. They are cornerback Jimmy Smith (back), rookie left...