Ray Lewis has been excused from the Ravens so the inside linebacker can deal with a family member's illness.
There is no timetable for Lewis to return. He wasn't at practice Wednesday as the team prepares for Friday's preseason game at Kansas City.
"It's something he has to take care of," coach John Harbaugh said.
Other Ravens not practicing are: cornerback Chris Carr (hamstring), guard Marshal Yanda (back), center Matt Birk (knee), receiver David Reed (wrist), receiver James Hardy (hamstring), running back Damien Berry and safety Marcus Paschal (undisclosed).