A day after being limited in practice by an Achilles tendon injury, Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith missed Thursday’s workout.
If the versatile Smith is unable to practice Friday, he likely will be ruled out for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. The undefeated Steelers have one of the NFL’s deepest receiving corps, and the Ravens have already lost cornerbacks Tavon Young to a season-ending knee injury and Anthony Averett to an upper-body injury that will keep him out for over a month.
The Ravens’ secondary did get good news, however, with the return of starting cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who missed practice Wednesday with an illness. Defensive end Calais Campbell and quarterback Robert Griffin III also were back after days off. All three players were full participants Thursday.
Starting running back Mark Ingram II (ankle), who was hurt in the Ravens' Week 6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, missed his second straight practice and is unlikely to be available Sunday. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams also was absent for noninjury reasons; he typically gets Thursdays off. Defensive back-linebacker Anthony Levine Sr. (abdomen), who missed the game in Philadelphia, was limited for the second straight day.
According to the pool report, practice squad wide receiver Dez Bryant caught passes from all four quarterbacks during the special teams portion of practice, including two deep throws from Griffin.
After missing practice Wednesday, Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (elbow), wide receivers Diontae Johnson (toe) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), center Maurkice Pouncey (elbow) and tackle Alejandro Villanueva (below) were full participants Thursday.
Safety Jordan Dangerfield (quadriceps), inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert (back) and former Ravens defensive lineman Chris Wormley (knee) were limited. Cornerback Mike Hilton (shoulder) and fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) were limited.