Practicing earlier in the day before taking time to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the Ravens continued preparations for a trip to San Diego and saw the return of wide receiver Jacoby Jones to the practice field.
The standout kick returner practiced on a limited basis a day after sitting out with an ankle injury.
Aside from injured cornerback Jimmy Smith — who had already been ruled out after undergoing sports hernia surgery last week — veteran cornerback Chris Johnson was the only player to miss Thursday’s workout as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
Tight end Dennis Pitta (head), nose tackle Terrence Cody (elbow), and defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh/knee) all practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day.
For San Diego, defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin returned to the practice field after missing Wednesday’s practice, but offensive tackle and fellow former Raven Jared Gaither missed practice for a second straight day with a groin injury.
The referee for Sunday’s game will be Gene Steratore, who officiated the Ravens’ Week 4 matchup against Cleveland in the first game after the NFL officials lockout was resolved.
OUT: CB Jimmy Smith (abs)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Chris Johnson (thigh)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: NT Terrence Cody (arm), TE Ed Dickson (neck), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe/finger), S James Ihedigbo (neck), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), TE Dennis Pitta (head), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder), LB Terrell Suggs (shoulder/ankle), WR/RS Jacoby Jones (ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (shoulder), OLB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Larry English (calf), T Jared Gaither (groin), G Tyronne Green (hamstring), TE Dante Rosario (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (hamstring)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DT Aubrayo Franklin (knee), S Atari Bigby (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION: P Mike Scifres (right ankle), G Louis Vasquez (ankle)