Ravens defensive back Nigel Warrior left practice early Wednesday after suffering a leg injury in team drills.
Warrior was running with wide receiver Devin Gray during 7-on-7 drills when he fell to the ground and clutched his leg. He was attended to on the sideline and the team’s medical staff brought out a cart but Warrior was able to walk back into the team’s practice facility without any assistance.
Warrior, whom the team signed as an undrafted rookie last year, is competing for a roster spot in the Ravens’ star-studded secondary. The team has been playing Warrior, a safety at Tennessee, at cornerback during practice. Warrior intercepted a pass in team drills last Friday.
“That’s his strength, that he has position flexibility,” defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale said last Friday. “We know he can play safety. Now we’re going to see where he’s at cornerwise. And he’s done a nice job. He’s done a nice job and he’s had some good battles with some good receivers.”
Zeitler, top receivers remain sidelined
One day after leaving practice early with what Ravens coach John Harbaugh called a foot injury, right guard Kevin Zeitler did not practice Wednesday. Harbaugh said Tuesday that the injury was not believed to be serious but the team would be cautious early in training camp. Zeitler’s absence allowed young players such as third-round pick Ben Cleveland, Ben Powers and Ben Bredeson to receive more practice reps.
Wide receivers Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Miles Boykin, who are dealing with hamstring injuries, also did not practice. It was Brown’s fifth straight absence and Boykin’s second. Fellow wideout Sammy Watkins was also sidelined for an undisclosed reason.
Defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine Sr., outside linebacker Justin Houston, offensive linemen Ja’Wuan James (Achilles tendon) and Ronnie Stanley (ankle), tight ends Nick Boyle (knee) and Jake Breeland, and defensive linemen Derek Wolfe and Brandon Williams also did not practice.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson and running back Gus Edwards, who could return to practice as early as Friday, remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Third-year cornerback Iman Marshall, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last summer, was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform-list and had his first training camp practice Wednesday. Marshall, a 2019 fourth-round pick, participated in individual drills but not team drills.
Right tackle Alejandro Villanueva also returned to practice after receiving a veteran day Tuesday.
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