Live from Owings Mills: Ravens give numerous veterans day off

August 16, 2011 | Luke Jones

(Updated 5:00 p.m.)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — With two full days of practice remaining until the Ravens welcome the Kansas City Chiefs to town on Friday night, coach John Harbaugh rested a number of veterans on Tuesday afternoon.

Veterans not working out included Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, Jarret Johnson, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Cory Redding. Receiver Anquan Boldin was also sitting out for the second straight day, making it tough to decipher whether Monday was a day of rest or the veteran is dealing with some type of injury.

Right guard Marshal Yanda was absent from the field and has not practice since the Ravens played their preseason opener in Philadelphia last Thursday. He has been dealing with back spams that are not considered serious, according to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Running back Ray Rice was on the field, but not suited up to practice as the Ravens are likely trying to ease his workload during training camp.

The Ravens were also missing two prominent cornerbacks as Lardarius Webb and Chris Carr were not practicing with the rest of their unit. Carr appeared to have an ice pack on his left upper leg, not surprising after he pulled up lame trying to cover receiver Lee Evans on a deep route and did not return to practice on Monday.

Other players missing practice included receiver James Hardy (hamstring), running back Damien Berry (undisclosed), and center Matt Birk (knee surgery).

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