"I think we all knew we had to get a win in," said WR Steve Smith Sr., when asked about how important the win was for the Ravens. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was not present during the early part of Ravens practice on Monday, but he was also not listed on the injury report, which indicates that he indeed practiced.
Smith (ankle) pulled the same rabbit-out-of-a-hat routine last week, avoiding the portion of Thursday's and Friday's sessions open to the media but practicing on a limited and full basis on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Smith, who caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's 21-14 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium, joked about the pattern after the game, saying, "The only people who were in the dark were [the media]."
Linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and rookie Kamalei Correa (thigh), tight end Crockett Gillmore (thigh), cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring), and right guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) did not practice. Yanda is the only one who played against Pittsburgh.
Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon returned and participated fully. He left in the fourth quarter against the Steelers after suffering what the team called a chest contusion.
Five players who were listed as questionable prior to Sunday's game against the Steelers – inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (hamstring), rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley (foot), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (biceps), free safety Lardarius Webb (hamstring), and rookie cornerback Tavon Young (concussion) – took part in practice and are not on the team's injury report. Suggs wore a large brace on his left arm.
Cleveland practiced without a pair of starters in cornerback Jamar Taylor (groin) and left tackle Joe Thomas (knee). Starting wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) was limited, and two defensive starters in cornerback Joe Haden (groin) and defensive tackle Jamie Meder (knee) fully participated.