There is another note of concern for Ravens’ beleaguered secondary, which practiced this morning at the team’s headquarters in Owings Mills without starting cornerback Jimmy Smith.
Smith did not practice Thursday, but was thought to be enjoying a day off for veterans. He did suffer a cramp in his right calf on July 27, but did not miss a session and had practiced with few limitations since then.
The secondary has practiced without cornerbacks Maurice Canady (torn cartilage in knee), rookie Marlon Humphrey (undisclosed), and Sheldon Price (unspecified). Canady and Price have been sitting out since Monday, while Humphrey, the team’s first-round pick in April’s NFL draft, last participated on Wednesday.
In addition to Smith, there are several players who practiced Thursday but are not present Friday, and they would not appear to qualify for veterans’ status. They are left guard Alex Lewis, wide receiver Chris Matthews and tight end Maxx Williams.
Players with previously noted injuries who are not participating are wide receivers Breshad Perriman (right hamstring tightness) and Kenny Bell (hamstring), tight ends Larry Donnell (finger/hand) and Crockett Gillmore (torn MCL in right knee), running back Kenneth Dixon (torn meniscus in left knee), quarterback Joe Flacco (back), rookie center Brandon Kublanow (undisclosed), and rookie guard Nico Siragusa (torn ACL, MCL, and PCL in left knee).
Middle linebacker C.J. Mosley and cornerback Anthony Levine Sr. are not practicing, but have likely been given the day off as veterans.
Projected starting center Ryan Jensen (ankle) returned after sitting out Thursday’s session. Players who benefitted from having Thursday off and are back at practice include cornerback Brandon Carr, inside linebacker Albert McClellan, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, wide receiver Mike Wallace, tight end Benjamin Watson, free safety Lardarius Webb, and running back Danny Woodhead.
Cornerback Tavon Young (torn ACL in left knee) is on the team’s physically unable to perform list.