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).
The former Towson Tiger is focused on the extended opportunity he will have as the featured running back for the upstart Cleveland Browns. That the opportunity comes against a Ravens team he's developed many ties to makes it more special.
Terrell Suggs was hardly making an excuse, not for last year's regular-season opening, 49-27, loss to the Denver Broncos or an 8-8 campaign that left the Ravens out of the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
The Ravens pared their roster down to the NFL's required 53-player limit Saturday, choosing to keep two quarterbacks and seven wide receivers and leaving themselves thin at cornerback and along the offensive and defensive lines.
Flacco hasn't played in a preseason finale since his rookie year in 2008 and it's hard to imagine that would change this year, not with the Ravens opening the regular season with three divisional games in a 15-day span.
Before they left the visiting locker room at AT&T Stadium late Saturday night, the Ravens defense had reached a consensus in their evaluation of what had transpired over the previous three hours. The defenders believed that they had done some good things, but they also recognized that their play was nowhere near good enough.
Between chasing around athletic San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and trying to outduel Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley, Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs hasn't lacked challenges the past few days.
During Sunday's practice, the Ravens appeared to suffer their second serious injury of training camp at defensive end. Kapron Lewis-Moore was carted off the practice field in tears and obvious pain with what coach John Harbaugh later said appears to be a torn Achilles tendon.