Rice, D. Smith, Cody return to practice on Tuesday

August 06, 2013 | Luke Jones

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens conducted their final open practice Tuesday before their preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and saw three players return to the practice field.

Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice was present and working after leaving the field for the final 20 minutes of Monday’s practice with what was described as a turned ankle by coach John Harbaugh. Inside linebacker Daryl Smith and defensive tackle Terrence Cody were both practicing after receiving a day off on Monday from the Baltimore coach.

Players absent from the field Tuesday included tight ends Ed Dickson (hamstring) and Dennis Pitta (hip), wide receiver David Reed (groin), guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder), offensive lineman Ryan Jensen (foot), defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (knee), linebacker Jameel McClain (neck), and defensive backs Chris Johnson and Omar Brown.

Johnson was believed to be one of the veterans receiving a day off on Monday but wasn’t present for the special-teams portion of practice. Brown left the field early with an undisclosed injury on Monday and didn’t return. Harbaugh wouldn’t specify their injuries following Tuesday’s practice, only describing them as minor injuries that were day to day.

Dickson is out for at least a week after suffering a slight hamstring tear during Sunday’s practice in Annapolis, according to Harbaugh.

Yanda and McClain remain on the physically unable to perform list while Lewis-Moore is on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab his surgically-repaired knee that was injured in the BCS title game when he was a member of Notre Dame’s starting defensive line.

Though he’s yet to be placed on season-ending injured reserve, Pitta has been sidelined since July 27 with a dislocated hip that required surgery and is expected to miss the entire season.

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