Ngata, Grubbs back; Webb still sidelined on Thursday

December 15, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A day after five key players were sidelined, the Ravens welcomed back defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and left guard Ben Grubbs to Thursday’s practice while they continued to wait on the injury status of three others.

Ngata (back) and Grubbs (toe) appeared to simply receive a day off on Wednesday while kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf), defensive end Cory Redding (ankle), and cornerback Lardarius Webb (left toe) were again absent from the portion of practice open to the media. It should be noted that the viewing portion of practice concluded with several players still arriving on the indoor practice field. Webb’s injury is considered to be the most serious as it appears likely the Ravens’ No. 1 cornerback will be unavailable against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

Linebacker Ray Lewis (toe) and cornerback Chris Carr (back) were present and working for the second straight day, improving their chances to return to action in San Diego. The 36-year-old Lewis has missed the last four games with a turf toe injury while Carr has missed the Ravens’ last three contests. Both were listed as limited participants on Wednesday’s injury report.

The Ravens will depart Baltimore on Friday afternoon and fly to San Diego at 4:30 p.m.

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