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Ravens rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley and left guard Alex Lewis, both of whom did not practice Wednesday, were not present during the portion of practice open to the media Thursday morning.
Stanley wore a boot on his foot Wednesday. Lewis is battling a concussion suffered in Sunday's 19-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Also absent was cornerback Sheldon Price (thigh), who was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday's injury report. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was missing as well, but Thursdays have become his customary days off.
Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) and wide receiver Kamar Aiken (knee) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday's session. Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., right guard Marshal Yanda and center Jeremy Zuttah practiced after attending Wednesday's funeral service for former defensive line coach Clarence Brooks, who died Sept. 17 at the age of 65 after battling esophageal and stomach cancer.
Return specialist Devin Hester (thigh) and rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (strained medial collateral ligament in left knee), both of whom participated Wednesday on a limited basis, were present and active. Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) and guard John Urschel (shoulder), who practiced fully, took part in Thursday's session.
UPDATE: Three Ravens players did not practice Thursday due to injury. They were left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot), left guard Alex Lewis (concussion), and cornerback Sheldon Price (thigh). Stanley and Lewis, rookies who have started all three games thus far, missed their second straight day of practice.
Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs also did not participate in Thursday's session as he took his customary day off.
Return specialist Devin Hester (thigh) and rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (strained medial collateral ligament in left knee) were limited for the second consecutive day.
Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) and wide receiver Kamar Aiken (knee) returned after sitting out Wednesday's practice and participated fully. Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) and guard John Urschel (shoulder) practiced fully for the second straight day.
The team's opponent on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders, practiced for the second consecutive day without one starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf). Another starter in center Rodney Hudson (knee) returned after missing Wednesday's session and participated on a limited basis.