Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil participated on a limited basis in his return to Ravens practice Wednesday.
Dumervil, who sat out the team’s first two games of the season, had been hampered by a setback related to offseason foot surgery. He had practiced just once since being activated from the physically unable to perform list on Aug. 22, but his presence could boost a struggling pass rush that has collected just five sacks prior to Sunday’s contest at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As suspected, rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley did not practice because of what Ravens characterized as a foot ailment. Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon also did not practice because of that strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee sustained in a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 27.
Dixon has not made an appearance at practice since straining the MCL in his left knee in the team's third preseason game on Aug. 27 against the Detroit Lions. Coach John Harbaugh said Dixon is moving closer to returning.
“The only thing I can really say – it’s going to be too vague, probably, for everybody to want to hear – but he’s working hard, and he’s getting closer," Harbaugh said. "It’s one of those injuries. Everyone knows what the injury was, so you have a timeline on that. He seems to be on schedule. I’m looking forward to getting him back.”
Guard/center John Urschel (shoulder) practiced fully. Cornerback Jerraud Powers (ankle), who was deactivated for the first two contests, is no longer on the injury report.
Four Jaguars starters did not practice: left tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion), strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (knee/tricep), defensive end Jared Odrick (tricep) and wide receiver Allen Robinson (illness).
Starting right tackle Jeremy Parnell (groin) and backup running back Chris Ivory (general medical issue) were limited.