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After a hot afternoon in full pads Saturday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh appears to have given several veterans Sunday off.

Among those not on the field early in practice were wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele, defensive end Chris Canty, and running back Justin Forsett.

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Harbaugh traditionally gives veterans days off during training camp and the preseason to save their bodies for later in the year.

Wide receiver Breshad Perriman, the team's first-round NFL draft pick in 2015, missed a third consecutive day after banging his knee on the turf in Thursday's practice, and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil also was absent for a third straight day with tendinitis in his Achilles.

Safety Matt Elam, who underwent an MRI on his biceps Sunday, was absent as well, as was third-year cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who completed practice Saturday.

Wide receiver Marlon Brown (back) and inside linebacker Andrew Bose returned to practice Sunday after missing Saturday.

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