Baltimore Ravens

Marshal Yanda, Bernard Pierce return to practice, Dallas Clark not practicing

Ravens Pro Bowl offensive guard Marshal Yanda is practicing today for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff following Super Bowl XLVII.

And backup running back Bernard Pierce returned to practice today after being sidelined the past few days with a minor left knee sprain. Inside linebacker Bryan Hall (hamstring) also returned to practice.


Veteran free agent tight end Dallas Clark, whom the Ravens reached an agreement in principle with Sunday on a one-year contract, isn't on the practice field yet. Clark was scheduled to undergo a physical and sign his contract officially today.

The Ravens announced that Clark is still in the process of completing the physical and finalizing his contract, which is why he isn't practicing.


Yanda passed his physical earlier in camp when he was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

"Yep, doing good," Yanda said earlier this month. "Just taking it one day at a time and getting it stronger and coming along. I had to wait for the Super Bowl, I had it done five days after the Super Bowl. Since I had it so late, it's going to cut into training camp a little bit. I should be back out there soon."

Not practicing today: wide receiver Marlon Brown (knee), wide receiver Deonte Thompson (sprained left foot), tight ends Ed Dickson (torn right hamstring) and Dennis Pitta (hip surgery), offensive tackle Ramon Harewood (knee), Ryan Jensen (broken foot), cornerback Chris Johnson (undisclosed), defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (anterior cruciate ligament) and outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, who was also absent Sunday.

Upshaw wrote the following update on his official Twitter account earlier today, which seemed to suggest an addition to his family: "CJ has joined us this morning at 4:32 8/12/13. I just received another blessing!! Thank you God for all that you have done."