Three Ravens upgraded on Thursday’s injury report

September 29, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens received good news on Thursday’s injury report with left guard Ben Grubbs returning to practice for the first time since starting in the season-opening win over Pittsburgh on Sept. 11.

Grubbs returned to the practice field on a limited basis and deemed himself a game-time decision earlier in the day. The fifth-year lineman had not missed a game in his career before sitting out against Tennessee and St. Louis the last two weeks.

As expected, center Matt Birk and defensive end Cory Redding were only receiving a day off on Wednesday before returning as full participants a day later.

The New York Jets also received promising news on the injury front as cornerback Antonio Cromartie was a full participant on Thursday and deemed himself ready to play despite suffering bruised lungs and ribs in a loss against the Oakland Raiders last weekend.

However, the Jets placed wide receiver Plaxico Burress on the Thursday injury report as a limited participant with a hamstring injury.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE – WR Lee Evans (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), S Haruki Nakamura (knee), WR David Reed, CB Jimmy Smith (ankle)
LIMITED – G Ben Grubbs (toe)
FULL – DE Cory Redding (toe), C Matt Birk (knee),

OUT – WR Logan Payne (wrist)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – C Nick Mangold (ankle)
LIMITED – WR Plaxico Burress (hamstring), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPANT – CB Antonio Cromartie (ribs), LB David Harris (toe), DL Mike DeVito (shoulder), WR Santonio Holmes (shoulder)