The Ravens' salary-cap space has been reduced to $4.133,322 million under the NFL salary-cap limit while indefinitely suspended former running back Ray Rice's grievance against the team remains a pending matter.
Although offensive tackle Eugene Monroe was rested for one series when rookie James Hurst replaced him and offensive guard Kelechi Osemele was out briefly with an eye injury, the left side of the Ravens¿ offensive line emerged relatively unscathed during their first game back from knee injuries.
The players' union hired former federal prosecutor Richard Craig Smith, who complained Friday night in an interview with the Associated Press that the NFL and the Ravens haven't cooperated with his requests for documents and witnesses.
Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after his injury didn't improve this week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to coach John Harbaugh
The Ravens scratched left tackle Eugene Monroe and left guard Kelechi Osmele for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie tackle James Hurst and rookie guard John Urschel will start in their places.
Three starters aren't practicing, including left tackle Eugene Monroe (arthroscopic knee surgery), left guard Kelechi Osemele (bruised, hyperextended right knee) and center Jeremy Zuttah (undisclosed).
Four players were sidelined at practice today for the Ravens. The list includes offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week and is expected to miss roughly a month.
Meanwhile, the Ravens scratched cornerback Lardarius Webb. Webb only played four snaps agains the Clevleand Browns in his first game of the season before being pulled. He was ineffective and immobile against the Browns.
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's full-pads practice with a knee/ankle issue, though outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (thigh) and defensive end Chris Canty (knee) were both absent for a second straight day.
That includes cornerback Jimmy Smith (leg), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (groin), rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee meniscus), defensive end Chris Canty (calf) and offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (knee).