The Ravens opened preparation for Sunday's game at the New York Giants without seven players on Wednesday morning.

The group of absent players is headlined by three offensive linemen in right guard Marshal Yanda, rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley, and right tackle Rick Wagner. Stanley, the sixth overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft, sat out the last two contests because of a foot ailment, and Wagner injured his thigh in the first half of Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins. It is unclear what Yanda is dealing with as he did not appear hobbled or hampered on Sunday.


Outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley also were absent from the portion of practice open to the media. Suggs and Dumervil might be taking advantage of a veterans' day, but that has usually been reserved for Thursdays. Mosley injured his hamstring on Sunday and was supposed to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Monday.

And wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is missing from the morning's session. He left Sunday's game in the first quarter after rolling his ankle.

Wide receiver Mike Wallace is practicing despite injuring his ribs on Sunday. He wore a red, non-contact pinnie over his usual jersey. And cornerback Shareece Wright (ribs) is also present.

UPDATE: As noted earlier, the seven Ravens players absent from practice did not participate in Wednesday's session. Yanda was described as dealing with a shoulder injury, Dumervil is still plagued by the foot ailment, and Suggs did not practice for non-injury reasons.

Wallace, Wright, and return specialist Devin Hester Sr. (thigh) participated on a limited basis.

Four Giants starters sat out of practice. They are free safety Nat Berhe (concussion), outside linebacker Devon Kennard (concussion), right tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf), and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (groin).

Four other starters in tight end Larry Donnell (concussion), running back Rashad Jennings (thumb), cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin), and defensive end Olivier Vernon (wrist) were limited.

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