Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith talks about the play of the seconary and rookie Marlon Humphrey. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)
As coach John Harbaugh predicted after Saturday's practice at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, cornerback Jimmy Smith returned to Ravens practice on Monday morning. Smith had sat out three consecutive sessions for undisclosed reasons.
In addition to Smith, wide receiver Chris Matthews appeared at practice after missing the past two. There was no word on his absence. And wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, rush linebacker Terrell Suggs, and strong safety Eric Weddle returned after getting Saturday off.
The Ravens continue to wait for offensive tackle Austin Howard, who agreed on Friday to a three-year, $16 million deal with a team option following each year, according to the NFL Network. Howard is expected to start at right tackle, but for now, James Hurst continues to line up at that position with the first offense.
The newest absence at Monday's practice is cornerback Brandon Boykin, who took part in Saturday's session.
Players who are missing at least their third consecutive day of practice include cornerbacks Maurice Canady (torn cartilage in knee), rookie Marlon Humphrey (undisclosed), and Sheldon Price (unspecified), wide receivers Breshad Perriman (right hamstring tightness) and Kenny Bell (hamstring), running back Kenneth Dixon (torn meniscus in left knee), quarterback Joe Flacco (back), left guard Alex Lewis (unspecified), and rookie guard Nico Siragusa (torn ACL, MCL, and PCL in left knee).
Cornerback Tavon Young (torn ACL in left knee) is on the team's physically unable to perform list.
The Ravens announced signing veteran cornerback Trevin Wade, a 2012 seventh-round pick of the Cleveland Browns who can play in the slot. To make room for Wade, the team waived-injured cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz.