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After not practicing Wednesday, Ravens RB Alex Collins a full participant Thursday

Ravens running back Alex Collins keeps the ball away from running backs coach Thomas Hammock, who tries to strip it from his hands during pregame drills Monday night.
Ravens running back Alex Collins keeps the ball away from running backs coach Thomas Hammock, who tries to strip it from his hands during pregame drills Monday night. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

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.

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The associate head coach spread credit to the players and colleagues Chris Horton and Randy Brown for the national attention.

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.

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