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'Wolverine'-like cornerback Jimmy Smith returns to practice, with recovery on schedule

'Wolverine'-like cornerback Jimmy Smith returns to practice, with recovery on schedule

Six months after he suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, top Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was back at practice Wednesday morning.

After missing the first day of mandatory minicamp, Smith participated in individual drills, offering hope that he’ll be ready for the start of training camp next month. Smith was expected to miss six to eight months after leaving the team’s Dec. 3 game against the Detroit Lions.

“I'm sure everyone was surprised,” safety Eric Weddle said Wednesday. “I don't know if Jimmy's like half-Wolverine, but the dude is, like, healed up [in] half the time than normal, regular human beings with an Achilles. But he's worked extremely hard. I've...

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