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Ravens' Kenneth Dixon getting more practice opportunities with Terrance West ailing

With starting running back Terrance West missing practice this week because of an ankle injury, rookie fourth-round draft pick Kenneth Dixon got more opportunities and coach John Harbaugh liked what he saw.

"He looked a little more juiced up today," Harbaugh said. "He's starting to get healthier and looked more 100 percent maybe than he has in the last couple of weeks."

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Dixon missed the first four games with a strained MCL in his left knee. In three games since his return, he has six carries for 10 yards and three receptions for six yards. Harbaugh mentioned earlier the week that he wants to get Dixon more involved.

"If he wants me to get a better workload, I'm definitely prepared for it," Dixon said. "The old saying is, 'Stay ready so that you don't have to get ready.' That's kind of what I've been doing, just staying with my workload and just keep grinding, and when the team calls on me, I'll be ready to answer the bell."

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End zone: The Ravens had 11 players not practicing Wednesday: West (ankle), wide receivers Hester, Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) and Mike Wallace, tight end Dennis Pitta, linebackers C.J. Mosley (hamstring), Elvis Dumervil (foot), Albert McClellan and Kamalei Correa, and defensive backs Lardarius Webb (hamstring) and Shareece Wright (hamstring). Harbaugh said he expects the majority of his injured players to be back in time for the Nov. 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. … While the players are now off until Monday, Harbaugh said the coaching staff will work the next two days on self scouting and game planning. … Harbaugh will spend the weekend watching his daughter, Alison, play lacrosse. "I'm looking forward to that," he said. … Upon league review, the Jets were awarded another sack against the Ravens, which added five more rushing yards to the Ravens' total. The Ravens finished with 11 rushes for 11 yards, still a franchise low.

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