Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, LB Daryl Smith not practicing Wednesday
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Nov 06, 2013 at 2:46 PM
Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith isn't practicing Wednesday during the early portion of practice open to reporters as he recovers from a strained groin suffered Sunday in a loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Smith didn't finish the Ravens' 24-18 loss to the Browns. Chykie Brown replaced him.
If Smith can't play Sunday, the Ravens' pass coverage will take a hit going into the matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals' passing game, led by quarterback Andy Dalton and All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green. Corey Graham would start in Smith's place.
Meanwhile, middle linebacker Daryl Smith wasn't on the practice field. He was listed as not practicing with a thigh injury.
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley continues to miss practice due to a lingering groin injury.
Wide receiver Marlon Brown was limited with a finger injury.
Offensive guard Kelechi Osemele isn't practicing, but it's already been determined that he'll eventually undergo back surgery and be placed on injured reserve. Osemele was at the Ravens' training complex Wednesday. He was officially ruled out.
Cornerback Asa Jackson returned to practice after serving his eight-game suspension for violating the NFL performance-enhancing drug policy. The Ravens have been granted a roster exemption for Jackson, but they can activate him at any time.
And rookie defensive lineman Kapron Lewis-Moore practiced for the first time. Lewis-Moore tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing for Notre Dame in the BCS national title game against Alabama. He remains on the reserve non-football injury list and enters a three-week window during which he can either be activated or be done for the season.
For the Bengals, linebacker Rey Maualuga (knee) didn't practice as well as defensive tackle Devon Still (elbow) and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (non-injury reasons).