After missing his second consecutive practice, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil appears closer to sitting out Sunday's game at the New York Giants.
Dumervil, 32, has played in just two games since returning from a foot injury related to an operation he underwent in the offseason. He has not recorded a tackle or a sack in 45 snaps, which is 35.7 percent of the overall defensive plays in the two contests.
Defensive coordinator Dean Pees did not know how long it will take for Dumervil to regain the form that led to him collecting a franchise-record 17 sacks in 2014.
"He's just coming back from an injury," Pees said Thursday. "You never know. Everybody's different. Some guys can come right back right away, some guys can't because nobody knows their body better than the guys that are the veterans.
"So he knows when he's ready and when he's not ready. We just keep talking about it all the time along with [trainer] Mark [Smith] and coach [John] Harbaugh. We'll see where it goes. On his behalf, the guy has just been a great player. So if he's not playing at that [level], it's to me just because he's just not ready yet and he's hurt."
In addition to Dumervil, return specialist Devin Hester Sr. (thigh), free safety Kendrick Lewis (thigh), inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (hamstring), wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. (ankle), right tackle Rick Wagner (thigh) and right guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) did not practice Thursday. Mosley, Smith, Wagner and Yanda each sat out their second consecutive practice. Hester was limited Wednesday, while Lewis walked out of Thursday's session early.
Rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot) participated on a limited basis, marking his first appearance at practice since Sept. 23. Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs also returned after getting the day off Wednesday. Wide receiver Mike Wallace (ribs) and cornerback Shareece Wright (back spasms) were upgraded from limited participation Wednesday to full activity Thursday.
Two Giants starters sat out of practice for the second straight day. They are free safety Nat Berhe (concussion) and right tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf).
Two starters who did not participate Wednesday returned Thursday on a limited basis. They are outside linebacker Devon Kennard (concussion) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (groin). Three other starters in running back Rashad Jennings (thumb), cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (wrist) were limited for the second consecutive day.
Starting tight end Larry Donnell (concussion) was upgraded from limited to full participation.