Yanda absent from Tuesday’s practice

August 21, 2012 | Luke Jones

(Updated: 1:35 p.m.)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Conducting their final full workout before Thursday’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Ravens worked without starting right guard Marshal Yanda during the opening portion of Tuesday’s practice.

The Pro Bowl lineman was given the day off to rest after a defensive player rolled into his legs at one point during Monday’s workout. Though shaken up momentarily, the 27-year-old was able to finish the practice.

“He kind of tweaked [the leg] a little bit,” Harbaugh said. “It’s nothing serious, but we had a little pileup there that we were kind of disappointed about. It wasn’t anybody’s fault, so we just gave him some rest today.”

Defensive end Pernell McPhee also remained away from the team as he deals with a death in the family. Arthur Jones has assumed his place along the starting defensive line in his absence.

Others not present during Tuesday’s practice included offensive lineman Jah Reid (calf), tight ends Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta (hand), wide receiver David Reed (knee), defensive lineman Ryan McBean (ankle), and linebackers Josh Bynes (back), Darryl Blackstock (undisclosed), and Terrell Suggs (Achilles tendon). Blackstock had returned to practice over the weekend after being sidelined for two weeks with a groin injury.

Linebacker Sergio Kindle (shoulder) and safety Sean Considine once again practiced in red non-contact jerseys on Tuesday. Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Considine was “dinged” during Friday’s preseason game against Detroit, which is believed to mean the veteran safety sustained a concussion.

The Ravens practiced in helmets, shells, and shorts and treated the practice as though it were a Friday before a Sunday game in the regular season. They will hold a walk-through on Wednesday that will be closed to media before returning to M&T Bank Stadium for their third preseason game on Thursday.

 

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