Marshal Yanda, Brandon Williams absent from Ravens practice on Wednesday

On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Marshal Yanda's injured left shoulder held up well in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and that the five-time Pro Bowl guard even worked out.

But Yanda was absent from the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media. Yanda started at left guard against Dallas in place of rookie Alex Lewis, who did not practice and is expected to miss at least three more weeks becasue of a high right ankle sprain.


Nose tackle Brandon Williams, cornerback Jimmy Smith, and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro were also not present. Williams made his 10th consecutive start against the Cowboys and was not reported to have suffered an injury.

Smith and Taliaferro did not play Sunday because of a back and thigh injury, respectively.

Tight end Crockett Gillmore returned to practice for the first time since pulling his hamstring during the team's bye in Week 8. He has missed the past three games.

Players who were listed on last week's injury report – outside linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and rookie Kamalei Correa (thigh), defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (shoulder), inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (hamstring), and cornerback Shareece Wright (pulled hamstring) – took part in practice.

UPDATE: Williams missed practice with back and hand injuries, according to the team's injury report distributed Wednesday. He was joined on the sideline by Lewis, Smith, Taliaferro, and Yanda.

Gillmore and Jernigan participated on a limited basis. Dumervil practiced fully. Correa, Mosley, and Wright are no longer on the injury report.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday's opponent, practiced without five starters in wide receivers A.J. Green (strained right hamstring) and Brandon LaFell (knee), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (knee), left tackle Andrew Whitworth (non-injury reason), and strong safety Shawn Williams (hamstring).

Two more starters – left guard Clint Boling (shoulder) and quarterback Andy Dalton (right shoulder) – were limited.