Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks about the return of safety Will Hill, tackles Terrence Cody and Timmy Jernigan. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
The Ravens are getting healthier as rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, offensive guard Kelechi Osemele and wide receiver Marlon Brown returned to practice Wednesday.
A second-round draft pick from Florida State, Jernigan has been sidelined for the past four games since getting hurt in the Ravens' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11. Jernigan has been moving gingerly, favoring his injured right knee since suffering meniscus damage against the Steelers. Jernigan participated fully.
Osemele was scratched for the Ravens' win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a bruised and hyperextended right knee. He was limited in practice Wednesday.
Brown returned from a pelvis injury that kept him out against the Buccaneers.
Safety Will Hill is practicing under a roster exemption after being reinstated following a six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy. The NFL Players Association was unsuccessful in trying to shorten Hill's suspension under the revised NFL drug policy, which has increased threshold for a positive marijuana test. Hill told The Baltimore Sun during training camp that his suspension resulted from inhaling second-hand marijuana smoke.
Nose tackle Terrence Cody, a 2010 second-round draft pick, returned to practice for the first time since undergoing offseason hip surgery. Cody remains on the reserve physically unable to perform list. The Ravens have three weeks to decide whether to activate him. Otherwise, he'll remain on the reserve-PUP list for the rest of the season.
Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe remains sidelined after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery prior to the Ravens' win over the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 28.
Defensive end Chris Canty is still sidelined after having wrist surgery last week.
Defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi isn't practicing due to an ankle injury.
For the Falcons, wide receiver Harry Douglas didn't practice due to a foot injury.
The following players were limited for Atlanta: defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), offensive guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee).