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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — There were no changes to the Ravens’ official injury report for Thursday as right tackle Michael Oher continues to look like a good bet to play against the Cleveland Browns in the home opener.
The fifth-year lineman was a full participant for the second straight day as he continues to receive treatment for the sprained right ankle sustained in the season-opening loss to Denver. He appeared to be moving well as he took his normal spot with the offensive line in the portion of practice open to the media.
“[He’s an] unusual guy – extremely tough, extremely dedicated and disciplined,” offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said. “He has a very, very high tolerance for pain. He’s been able to get back out. He’s obviously committed to this team, and he’s working at it extremely hard.”
Defensive tackle Arthur Jones was a limited participant once again after being cleared to begin practicing earlier in the week. The lineman told reporters he had been dealing with an irregular heartbeat since the third preseason game on Aug. 22.
The biggest question facing Jones in terms of his status for Week 2 will be his conditioning after missing a few weeks of practice and not being cleared to do much of anything while doctors ran a battery of tests on his heart.
Running back Bernard Pierce was listed as limited for the second straight day with what was listed as a thigh injury.
Wide receivers Jacoby Jones (knee) and Deonte Thompson (foot), offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (foot), and defensive tackle Brandon Williams (toe) did not practice on Thursday as Jones has already been ruled out and the other three are not expected to play against Cleveland.
For the Browns, first-round linebacker Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) was upgraded to being a full participant after making his return to the practice field on a limited basis Wednesday. Starting cornerback Buster Skrine (shoulder) was also a full participant after being limited a day earlier.
Here is Thursday’s injury report:
OUT: WR Jacoby Jones (knee)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: C Ryan Jensen (foot), WR Deonte Thompson (foot), DT Brandon Williams (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DT Art Jones (illness – NFI), RB Bernard Pierce (thigh)
FULL PARTICIPATION: T Michael Oher (ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: G Shawn Lauvao (ankle), DL Ahtyba Rubin (calf)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: WR Travis Benjamin (thigh), DB T.J. Ward (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION: DB Buster Skrine (shoulder), LB Barkevious Mingo (lung)