Wide receiver Chris Givens (ankle) returned to practice after missing Wednesday¿s workout and wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. (back) and tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf) practiced for a second straight day, but the Ravens still had eight players sidelined.
Even with the return of top wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. (micro fractures in back) and tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf strain) to practice Wednesday, the Ravens list of injury concerns still managed to grow as 10 players sat out practice.
It's time for a little perspective here. There isn't one person or area that has put the Ravens into their current position; it's a culmination of things over the years, some beyond their control. There is no need for a massive rebuilding job, not in the modern era of the NFL.
Wide receivers Steve Smith Sr. (back) and Breshad Perriman (knee) weren¿t present during the early portion of practice for the Baltimore Ravens, nor were tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf) and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Tight end Crockett Gillmore and defensive end Chris Canty, who suffered game-ending calf strains in back-to-back games in the first month of the season, both have a ¿chance¿ to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, coach John Harbaugh said.
Rookie tight ends Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle both started Thursday with Crockett Gillmore sidelined with a calf injury, and wide receiver Darren Waller played his most significant role yet after injuries at wide receiver. Defensive tackle Carl Davis started a second straight game at defensive tackle, and outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith picked up two consecutive sacks to end a Steelers drive.