Ravens starting cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb were absent from an organized team activity practice Wednesday.
With Smith and Webb not attending the voluntary workout, Asa Jackson and Rashaan Melvin lined up with the starting defense. Smith practiced last week and appeared to have no problems with his surgically-repaired foot.
Free safety Terrence Brooks ran around and took part in team drills, an encouraging sign for the former third-round NFL draft pick from Florida State. Brooks is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from his torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament, suffered in December.
Meanwhile, left guard Kelechi Osemele was the lone starting offensive lineman to practice. Osemele missed practice last Thursday after being present the previous day.
Also absent from practice on Wednesday were: center Jeremy Zuttah, who had offseason hip surgery; Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda; right tackle Rick Wagner, who had Lisfranc foot surgery this winter; outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs, starting defensive end Chris Canty; middle linebacker Daryl Smith; undrafted rookie offensive guard Kaleb Johnson; wide receiver Michael Campanaro, who has a partially torn quadriceps and will be out until training camp; and wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, who has a medial collateral ligament injury and will be out until training camp.
Defensive end Brent Urban, who missed his rookie season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament missed a practice last week while attending his grandfather's funeral, worked with the starters. Urban was impressive, penetrating the backfield frequently. He got too close for comfort to the quarterbacks a few times and was briefly sent to the sideline by coach John Harbaugh. Urban returned after a few snaps.
Tight end Dennis Pitta, who's fractured and dislocated his right hip twice in the past two seasons, worked on the side and looked more fluid than he did a week ago. Whether Pitta will be medically cleared remains undetermined.