Cornerback Samari Rolle was the most notable absence from today's portion of practice open to the media. Rolle was forced to watch the Ravens' 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night because of an ailing right shoulder.
If he can't play against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, expect Fabian Washington to make his second consecutive start. Washington said he did not re-aggravate the bulging disc in his neck that had plagued him for the previous two weeks.
Defensive tackle Kelly Gregg (damaged cartilage in left knee) and strong safety Dawan Landry (spinal cord concussion) were also absent.
Linebacker Antwan Barnes and cornerback Derrick Martin were present, but they did not participate in individual or special teams drills. Neither player had a helmet, and unlike the rest of the players, Barnes wore sweatpants.
Running back Willis McGahee (sore ribs) was also present, but he was carrying a red non-contact jersey in his hand. He did not put on the jersey in front of the media, but will likely wear it during practice.
Linebacker Nick Greisen, who missed practice last week due to a sore quad, practiced.
Finally, the team added a pair of rookies in guard Nathan Bennett and wide receiver Edward Williams to the practice squad. Williams is an interesting addition because he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Titans, Sunday's opponent. To make room for Bennett and Williams, the Ravens placed offensive tackle Joe Reitz on injured reserve and waived quarterback Casey Bramlet.