Baltimore Ravens

Timmy Jernigan, Ronnie Stanley headline group absent from Ravens' practice on Wednesday

Four Ravens players were held out of practice on Wednesday.

A pair of rookie starters in left tackle Ronnie Stanley and left guard Alex Lewis did not practice. Stanley, the organization's sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, is dealing with a foot injury. It is not clear if it is the same ailment that forced him to miss one day of practice last week, but he is wearing a boot.


Lewis, a fourth-round pick, is battling a concussion. Coach John Harbaugh had said Monday that Lewis was going through the concussion protocol.

Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) and wide receiver Kamar Aiken (knee) also were absent.


Return specialist Devin Hester (thigh), cornerback Sheldon Price (thigh), and rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (strained medial collateral ligament in left knee) participated on a limited basis.

Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) and guard John Urschel (shoulder) practiced fully.

The team's opponent on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders, practiced without two starters in center Rodney Hudson (knee) and right tackle Menelik Watson (calf).

Seven Ravens players did not make an appearance during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday morning.

Three of them – wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., right guard Marshal Yanda, and center Jeremy Zuttah – are in Massachusetts to attend the funeral of former senior defensive assistant Clarence Brooks, who died at the age of 65 on Sept. 17 after battling esophageal and stomach cancer.

The other four missing from practice are nose tackle Timmy Jernigan, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, left guard Alex Lewis, and wide receiver Kamar Aiken.

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Lewis, the organization's fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was going through the concussion protocol. Stanley, another rookie who was the sixth overall pick, also skipped last Wednesday's session with a foot ailment before returning the next day.