Left tackle Ronnie Stanley sat out his fourth consecutive practice dating back to last week, but the Ravens rookie said his foot injury is improving.
“It’s getting better,” the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft said Wednesday. “I can’t put a percentage on it, but it’s gradually getting better.”
Stanley, who was deactivated prior to Sunday’s 28-27 loss to the Oakland Raiders and was replaced by James Hurst, called playing Sunday against the Washington Redskins “a possibility.” Stanley said he is not frustrated by the situation.
“It’s football, so you’re not going to be healthy the whole season, and you’re not going to be perfect,” he said. “I think they’re just making sure that it’s nothing serious or long-term that could happen. They’re just being cautious in that sense, and I can’t blame them for what they’re doing. I think we’re pretty much on the same page on it.”
Return specialist Devin Hester also missed practice with what is described as a thigh ailment, but he insisted that the day off will help him be available for Sunday.
“It’s going to help out a lot,” he said. “Right now with this type of injury, I just need rest. I should be ready by game time.”
Tight end Maxx Williams and rookie cornerback Maurice Canady did not practice. Williams is dealing with a cartilage issue in his knee sustained in the game against Oakland. Canady, a sixth-round pick, suffered a thigh injury during the same contest.
Cornerback Sheldon Price, who was inactive against the Raiders, was limited Wednesday by a thigh ailment.
Rookie left guard Alex Lewis (concussion) – who was dressed for Sunday’s game, but did not play – is no longer on the injury report.
Washington starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland did not practice. He sat out Sunday’s 31-20 20 victory over the Cleveland Browns with a strained tendon in his ankle.
Four other starters participated on a limited basis. They were defensive end Chris Baker (elbow and toe), outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (sprained left elbow), left guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle), and left tackle Trent Williams (knee).
Starting cornerback Josh Norman (hand) practiced fully.