Live from Owings Mills: Seven Ravens not practicing as attention turns to Rams

September 21, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Putting behind the disappointment of a 26-13 loss to Tennessee on Sunday, the Ravens returned to the practice field with a number of players unavailable to them during the open portion of practice.

Wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle), guard Ben Grubbs (toe), defensive tackle Terrence Cody (concussion), and Cory Redding (undisclosed) were not present for the portion of practice open to the media. Veteran center Matt Birk attended practice but was not working, indicating a likely day off for the 35-year-old continuing to work his surgically-repaired knee back to full strength.

In a piece of positive news, cornerback Chris Carr (hamstring) returned to the practice field after missing Sunday’s game against the Titans and an entire week of practice.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith (high ankle sprain) and wide receiver/returner David Reed were not present since neither is likely to return to action prior to the Ravens’ bye week following a meeting with the New York Jets on Oct. 2.

The Ravens have also re-signed rookie safety Mana Silva to the practice squad to take the spot formerly held by defensive back Danny Gorrer, who was promoted to the 53-man roster on Saturday to add to the team’s depth at cornerback. Linebacker Jason Phillips has joined the Carolina Panthers after being waived by the Ravens on Saturday.

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