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Cornerback Jimmy Smith returns to Ravens practice on Wednesday

Cornerback Jimmy Smith returns to Ravens practice on Wednesday

Two days after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Jimmy Smith was “close” to returning, the cornerback showed up for Wednesday’s practice, making his first appearance since Nov. 18.

Smith sat out the past two games because of a back injury that prevented him from practicing last week. A defense that has surrendered four passing touchdowns and a .726 completion percentage and intercepted no passes in two games without Smith, would welcome his return.

Free safety Lardarius Webb appeared limited in practice. He ran along one sideline under the supervision of a trainer, while the rest of the defensive backs went...

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