Elvis Dumervil’s second consecutive day of practice – albeit on a limited basis – is an encouraging sign that the Ravens outside linebacker is making progress toward Sunday’s game at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dumervil has not played yet due to a setback related to foot surgery he undertook in the offseason.
The team’s second piece of good news is that rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley practiced fully Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session. The sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft is dealing with a foot issue.
In addition to Stanley, guard/center John Urschel participated fully despite a shoulder injury.
Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon was the only absence because of injury. The fourth-round pick has been hampered by a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee suffered in a preseason contest against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 27.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and right guard Marshal Yanda also did not practice, but their absence was due to non injury-related reasons.
For the Jaguars, a pair of starters in left tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion) and defensive end Jared Odrick (tricep) did not practice for the second consecutive day. They were joined by two more starters in cornerback Davon House (hamstring) and center Brandon Linder (knee). Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), who started in the season opener before sitting out Sunday’s loss at the Oakland Raiders, did not participate for the second straight day.
A pair of starters who did not practice Wednesday – strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (knee/tricep) and wide receiver Allen Robinson (illness) – were upgraded to full participation. Starting right tackle Jeremy Parnell (groin) and backup running back Chris Ivory (general medical issue) were upgraded from limited to full participation.