Alex Collins not only returned from a one-day absence because of a calf injury, but the Ravens starting running back practiced fully Thursday afternoon. The upgraded status suggests that Collins, who leads the team in carries (129) and yards (630), is in line to make his seventh consecutive start Sunday against the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium.
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley joined Collins as a full participant Thursday. Stanley was limited on Wednesday by a right knee injury from Monday night’s 23-16 victory over the Houston Texans.
Cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (Achilles tendon) and rookie Marlon Humphrey (hamstring) and middle linebacker C.J. Mosley (right ankle) were limited for the second straight day. Rookie guard Jermaine Eluemunor missed practice for the second consecutive day because of a shoulder ailment that kept him out of Monday’s game.
For the second straight day, the Lions practiced without three starters: running back Ameer Abdullah (neck), right guard T.J. Lang (foot) and center Travis Swanson (knee). Quarterback Matthew Stafford participated fully despite a sprained right ankle.