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Ray Lewis excused from team for family issue

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.

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"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).

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