Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs did not practice for the second consecutive day as the Ravens prepare for their AFC Wildcard playoff contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Suggs' right knee was wrapped, but he did not appear to be limited while walking in the team's locker room. Similarly, Ngata did not appear to be limping because of what the team has described as a thigh injury.
Free safety Ed Reed and center Matt Birk returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session. Reed, who injured his ribs while returning his second interception in last Sunday's 13-7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, was limited. Birk, who is dealing with a sore left knee, participated fully.Linebackers Jameel McClain (back), Tavares Gooden (dislocated left shoulder) and Dannell Ellerbe (head), cornerback Josh Wilson (head) and free safety Tom Zbikowski (bulging disk in back) were limited for the second straight day.
Wide receivers Derrick Mason (ankle) and David Reed (torn ligament in left wrist) and left tackle Michael Oher (sprained right knee/ankle) participated fully for the second consecutive day.
The Chiefs welcomed the return of wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. The NFL leader in touchdown catches fully participated after missing Wednesday's session because of an illness.
Starting left guard Brian Waters (illness) did not practice for the second straight day, and wide receiver Quinten Lawrence did not practice due to illness.