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Ravens RB Mark Ingram returns to practice, could play vs. Patriots; three players absent Wednesday

Ravens running back Mark Ingram II returned to practice Wednesday after a two-week absence and could play Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Ingram, a Pro Bowl selection last season who started the Ravens' first six games, suffered a high-ankle sprain in their Oct. 18 win over the Philadelphia Eagles and has missed the past two games. Coach John Harbaugh said before practice Wednesday that Ingram’s health was improving and that he could be an option Sunday.

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According to a pool report, Ingram moved around well in practice, “changing directions around cones and hopping at one point.” He participated in every drill during the open portion of practice but was listed as limited on the team’s injury report.

The Ravens have had mixed success without Ingram, who is fourth on the team in rushing (225 yards). Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards combined for 200 yards on 31 carries in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, then just 53 yards on 23 attempts in a win Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts.

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Defensive end Calais Campbell (calf), outside linebacker Matthew Judon (calf) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Inside linebacker L.J. Fort, who missed Sunday’s game with a finger injury, was limited.

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