OWINGS MILLS - The Ravens trimmed their roster to 75 players Tuesday morning in advance of Tuesday afternoon's deadline for NFL teams to do so by moving inside linebacker Jameel McClain to the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and rookie defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore to the reserve non-football injury list.
McClain and Lewis-Moore both will be eligible to be activated after the sixth week of the regular season.
McClain has been on the PUP list since the beginning of training camp as he continues to work back from the spinal cord contusion he suffered in December.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said last week that the Ravens haven't ruled out the possibility of McClain playing this year, but he's also made it clear that McClain will not return to football until the MRI of his spinal cord is clear.
Lewis-Moore still is in the process of working back from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during the BCS National Championship game in January while at Notre Dame.
OUT OF ACTION: Defensive lineman Haloti Ngata returned to practice Tuesday after missing practice Sunday and Monday, but fellow defensive lineman Arthur Jones missed practice for a third-consecutive day.
Harbaugh said after practice that Jones is dealing with a personal health issue that isn't considered serious, although he didn't elaborate.
Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee also missed another practice Tuesday. McPhee has a history of knee-related issues, and he's reportedly been dealing with knee soreness during the past week. He's missed four-straight practices dating back to last week and didn't play in the Ravens' preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
CUT LOOSE: The New York Jets released former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff Tuesday. The Jets signed Cundiff earlier this summer to compete with incumbent kicker Nick Folk. Cundiff made all of three of his field goal attempts with New York this preseason, although all three were attempts of 32 yards or shorter.
WATCHING PRACTICE: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps was a guest at the Ravens' practice Tuesday. Phelps is a Baltimore native and avid Ravens fan, who has been a guest at practice in the past and frequently attends games.