OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Entering the final week of the preseason, the Ravens were again without starting wide receiver Lee Evans as they took the field on Monday afternoon.
Evans was seen in a walking boot during the open portion of practice on Saturday after catching three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown against Washington last Thursday. The injury is not considered serious despite Evans missing his second straight practice. The 30-year-old receiver missed the final three games of 2010 with a left ankle injury, the same foot secured in the boot on Saturday.
Rookie Torrey Smith was taking reps with the starting offense in Evans’ place.
Also missing from the practice field was cornerback Chris Carr, who continues to work his way back from a left hamstring injury. Carr pulled up lame while trying to cover Evans on a fly route two weeks ago and has missed the last two preseason games against Kansas City and Washington. The 28-year-old defensive back went through pregame warmups on Thursday before sitting out against the Redskins. Carr was present and working out during the open portion of practice on Saturday.
Offensive lineman Mark LeVoir (undisclosed) and running back Matt Lawrence (undisclosed) were also missing from the opening portion of practice open to the media. Lawrence practiced in shorts on Saturday while the rest of the team was in full pads.
For the second straight practice, the Ravens had their entire starting offensive line present and working as Bryant McKinnie, Ben Grubbs, Matt Birk, Marshal Yanda, and Michael Oher try to establish as much continuity as they can prior to the Sept. 11 opener against Pittsburgh.
With the Ravens out of training camp mode, only the first 30 minutes of practice is open to the media, making it possible the aforementioned players could still arrive on the field during the later portions of practice.