Live from Owings Mills: Carr, Yanda return to practice

August 21, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Following a day off, the Ravens returned to work on Sunday with two key veterans rejoining them on the practice field.

Chris Carr was suited up to practice after missing the Ravens’ second preseason game against Kansas City on Friday. The cornerback injured his hamstring last Monday and had missed two days of practice before sitting out against the Chiefs.

Starting right guard Marshal Yanda was also present, working out in a helmet and shorts while the rest of the team practiced in full gear. Coach John Harbaugh is hopeful Yanda will play against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. Yanda missed five straight practices last week before sitting out against Kansas City.

Linebacker Ray Lewis was also back with the team after being excused due to a family illness. The 36-year-old did not play against the Chiefs on Friday as Dannell Ellerbe started in his place.

Veterans Ed Reed and Jarret Johnson were not practicing on Sunday afternoon. Reed was presumably exercising his liberty to take a day off as he has at several points during training camp.

Others not practicing included defensive back Marcus Paschal (quadriceps), cornerback Chykie Brown (undisclosed), center Matt Birk (knee surgery), and receivers James Hardy (hamstring) and Terrell Zachery (undisclosed).

Two new offensive linemen were on the field Sunday as the Ravens signed veteran tackle Mark LeVoir and center Jason Murphy — a Baltimore native — to add depth. Baltimore released linemen Colin Madison and Kyle Calloway to clear room on the 90-man camp roster.

The Ravens moved practice inside following the opening special teams period with the threat of storms in the area all afternoon.

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